HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 cc226-7
80. Mrs. Adamson

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the difficulties now operating in many districts against the establishment of the milk schemes for mothers and children; and whether he is now in a position to state the milk policy of the Government on this problem?

Mr. Elliot

I am aware that difficulties have arisen in some areas. I regret I am not yet in a position to make any statement.

Mrs. Adamson

Will the right hon. Gentleman try to take some steps to give effect to this important matter?

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir.

Mr. T. Williams

What happens where milk businesses in an area refuse to distribute milk on the terms indicated in this scheme? Will the Minister provide the local authority with power to buy from the Milk Marketing Board and establish their own scheme?

Mr. Elliot

It is in view of that particular difficulty that consideration is now proceeding.

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