HC Deb 14 February 1938 vol 331 c1519
42. Captain Arthur Evans

asked the Minister of Agriculture when the report of the Milk Nutrition Committee will be published, including the result of the investigation conducted by the National Institute of Dairy Research on the feeding of calves on raw and pasteurised milk?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The Milk Nutrition Committee have already published one report dealing with experiments on rats at the National Institute for Research in Dairying, Reading, and at the Rowett Institute, Aberdeen. I understand that two further reports, dealing respectively with the work at these two institutions on the feeding of calves on raw and pasteurised milk and with an investigation into the effect of dietary supplements of raw and pasteurised milk on the growth and health of school children, are in preparation and should be published shortly. The Committee then propose to issue a final report dealing with their inquiries as a whole.

Colonel Nathan

Will the right hon. Gentleman do his utmost to secure that these reports are published before, he introduces Governmental legislation relating to milk?

Mr. Morrison

I cannot give a promise, because the committee must be the best judge of how soon it can perform its important task, but I will bear the hon. and gallant Gentleman's question in mind.