HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 c549
30. Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the additional duties placed upon local authorities due to war conditions and the consequent danger that the supervision of milk supplies in the matter of the inspection of farm premises, storage and handling of milk and the collecting and testing of samples may be relaxed, he will take steps to secure the universal adoption of pasteurisation by the collection and treatment of all milk in central depots, or at least of non-designated milk, thereby eliminating the danger to consumers of diseases from this latter source?

Mr. Elliot

No, Sir. I do not contemplate the introduction in present circumstances of the legislation which would be necessary to effect the object which the hon. Member has in mind.

Mr. Adams

Is the Minister aware that non-designated milk is not only dirty, but tubercular, and ought to be dealt with in the same way as I am suggesting in this Question.

Hon. Members


Mr. Adams

Owing to there being no reply, I beg to give notice that I will raise the matter on the Adjournment at an early date.