HC Deb 13 April 1937 vol 322 c787
59. Mr. George Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for War the amount of milk consumed in the Army for the last financial year; how much of it was liquid milk and how much condensed tinned milk; and what was the cost of liquid milk and the cost of condensed milk?

Mr. Cooper

Milk for the Home Forces is purchased regimentally from the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute out of a daily cash allowance, and no particulars are available as to the quantities consumed or the cost, beyond the fact that approximately 92,000 gallons of fresh milk are consumed in Army hospitals and schools at a cost of £6,500. At stations abroad, approximately 2,000,000 lbs. of condensed milk were issued during the year at a cost of about £23,000.