HC Deb 19 December 1946 vol 431 cc2148-9
16. Mr. Keeling

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will arrange for the supply of half-pint bottles to be increased sufficiently during the next five months to enable milk to be delivered daily during the summer to persons living alone.

Sir S. Cripps

I am, at the request of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Food arranging for an increased supply of milk, bottles during 1947, and I hope that there will be enough half-pint bottles to satisfy the needs of persons living alone.

Mr. Peter Freeman

If there is no alternative supply of milk bottles, will my right hon. and learned Friend consider supplying cartons, which are very much cheaper and do not entail the same dangers and disadvantages as bottles?

Sir S. Cripps

That is not a matter for me, but for the Minister of Food.