HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 cc1528-9
44. Mr. Leach

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware of the unsatisfactory condition, supply and distribution of milk delivered to Southport schools, and of a report of the Southport health department which indicated that one sample of milk must have been stale before it was pasteurised; and whether any regulations exist which forbid the pasteurisation of stale milk?

Mr. Butler

I am aware of the difficulties which have arisen in Southport about the supply of milk to schools, and my Department have been in communication with the Ministry of Food, who have taken the matter up actively. I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health that the conditions prescribed for pasteurised milk include a bacterial standard for the milk after, but not before, pasteurisation.

Mr. Leach

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that pasteurised milk is no longer of use for feeding purposes when it goes bad, whereas un pasteurised milk can be used in all kinds of ways?