HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 c565
69. Mr. Pilkington

asked the Minister of Health whether he will give a list of those Lancashire authorities where the price of milk is not graded for necessitous mothers?

The Minister of Health (Mr. Elliot)

According to the information in my possession all welfare authorities in Lancashire have made arrangements for the supply of milk free or cheap to necessitous expectant and nursing mothers.

Mr. Pilkington

Are these rates the same in all cases?

Mr. Elliot

I cannot say.

70. Mr. Pilkington

asked the Minister of Health whether he is considering making arrangements by which free milk is to be given in special circumstances to children between the ages of three and five?

Mr. Elliot

So far as any new scheme is concerned, I am not in a position to add anything to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Wycombe (Sir A. Knox) on 20th February. I would, however, remind my hon. Friend of the powers already enjoyed and generally exercised by local authorities throughout the country.