§ 76. Mr. Pearson
asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the total amount of quality bonuses paid for accredited and tuberculin-tested milk and the estimated gallonage on which quality bonuses were paid in Glamorganshire for the years 1936 and 1937?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
As the reply contains a number of figures, I propose, with my hon. Friend's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ I regret that the information desired is not readily available, as the records of the Milk Marketing Board relating to sales of milk and payments to producers are not kept by counties, but on a regional basis. In 1936, the amount of accredited milk sold through the Board in the South Wales region, which includes Glamorgan, was 6,164,000 gallons, and the quality bonuses paid from pool funds totalled approximately £25,000. In 1937, the amount was 8,622,000 gallons and the total quality bonus paid was approximately £36,000. The quality bonus on 1288 tuberculin tested milk was not paid prior to 1st October, 1937, when sales of this milk were first brought within the Milk Marketing Scheme. In the last three months of 1937, 508,000 gallons of tuberculin tested milk were sold through the Board in the South Wales region, the total quality bonus paid amounting to some £4,000.