55. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in connection with the milk recording scheme, which is to be introduced in 1943, he will make every endeavour to get 20,000 new milk recording herds; and, with a view to ensuring success and greater production, consider giving a higher price per gallon to those who adopt the milk recording scheme and maintain a high average of milk per cow?
The new scheme will be administered by the Milk Marketing Board. Every endeavour will be made to bring before dairy farmers the advantages of making full use of the extended facilities for recording the yields of their cows. As regards the second part of the, Question, I do not feel able to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion. The increased production and the saving of feeding-stuffs which should result from the adoption of milk recording will bring their own reward.
Mr. De la Bère
Does my right hon. Friend realise how much I want to help him? Further, does he realise how difficult it is to do so, because in all his schemes there is a financial restriction which does not encourage farmers to produce?