HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c722
53 and 54. Commander Locker-Lampson

asked the Minister of Agriculture (1) whether he will consider establishing within 10 miles of London 10,000 goats, in view of the fact that they could supplement the milk supply and relieve the milk shortage;

(2) how many goats are being kept within 10 miles radius of London; and if he will consider putting goats upon the gardens, parks and open spaces which are now being used.

Mr. Hudson

I have no information as to the number of goats kept within 10 miles radius of London. As to the remaining parts of the Question, I am afraid my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestions are impracticable.

Commander Locker-Lampson

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the goat has been the poor man's cow for generations, that its milk is non-tubercular and that it gives two gallons per day? Why should we not march upon milk, to victory through vitamins?