HC Deb 03 July 1940 vol 362 cc833-4
52. Sir Henry Morris-Jones

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what is now the number of the staffs of the Milk Marketing Board in this country; what function is now left for the Board; and whether the employés are in a reserved occupation?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Mr. Boothby)

As the answer is rather long, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circular it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The number of persons at present employed by the Milk Marketing Board is 1,683, made up as follows:

Male. Female. Total.
Head Office 357 745 1,102
Creameries 283 66 349
Regional Offices 553 79 232
793 890 1,683

As regards the second part of the Question, the Board continues to carry out its normal functions and to exercise its powers in cooperation with the Ministry of Food in giving effect to the Government's milk policy. As regards the third part of the Question, the administrative and executive employés of the Board are at present reserved at age 25. This age will be raised to 30 on 1st August next. The general provisions of the Schedule of Reserved Occupations apply to other employés of the Board according to the nature of their occupations.