HC Deb 06 April 1936 vol 310 cc2409-10

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the report of the advisory committee on nutrition upon the urgent necessity in the national interest of raising the consumption of liquid milk by pre-school children and expectant and nursing mothers; whether he is aware that such increased consumption would secure better bone formation, stature, and physique, diminish the incidence of disease, and diminish dental caries; and whether, seeing that the conclusions have been endorsed by the two Members of the Cabinet identified with public health administration, the Minister of Health and the Secretary of State for Scotland, he will say what steps, if any, he proposes to take this year on the matter?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

My right hon. Friends have under consideration the possibility of securing an extension of the maternity and child welfare arrangements, but until the report of the Milk Re-organisation Commission has been received and their recommendations examined I am not in a position to say when it will be possible to take the necessary steps in this direction.

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