HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 cc1075-6
77. Major Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, with a view to absorbing the surplus of liquid milk, he will consider the possibility of evolving a scheme for encouraging a larger production of butter on farms?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

If my hon. and gallant Friend will let me know the kind of scheme he has in mind, I will arrange for the possibilities to be examined in collaboration with the industry.

78. Major Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture what has been the quarterly output of butter from factories controlled by the Milk Marketing Board since the inception of the latter; and what is the estimated output for the current year?

Mr. Morrison

As the reply contains a number of figures, I will, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

Output of butter from creameries controlled by the Milk Marketing Board.
April-June, 1935 52
July-September, 1935 207
October-December, 1935 958
January-March, 1936 1,115
April-June, 1936 1,227
July September, 1936 1,727
October-December, 1936 3,721

The board estimate that the output of butter from their creameries in 1937 will be about 20,000 cwt.