48. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Health whether, under the Milk (Special Designations) Order, 1936, he is aware that the charge imposed by the county councils for establishments at which milk is produced and bottled is two guineas; and whether, in view of the fact that all that is entailed is simply registration, steps will be taken to reduce this charge?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health (Mr. Bernays)
The fee referred to is the maximum which may be charged for licences for designated milks under the Order of 1936 and it may be reduced or dispensed with at the discretion of the county council. The granting of the licences in question, however, is not simply a matter of registration, but is subject to the council being satisfied that the prescribed conditions as to production and bottling are complied with, and my right hon. Friend sees no ground for modifying the scale of fees set out in the Order.
Mr. De la Bère
Does the Minister realise that the producer-retailer wants every possible assistance at the present time?
§ Sir William Davison
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether any special milk was supplied to the British Broadcasting Corporation on 8th May?