HC Deb 28 October 1946 vol 428 cc292-3
85. Mr. Somerville Hastings

asked the Minister of Food in how many areas he has made use of the power vested in him by Defence Regulation No 55G and ordered that only tuberculin-tested, accredited or pasteurised milk should be sold by retail in that area.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Dr. Edith Summer-skill)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made in another place on 31st July last, a copy of which; am sending him. Restrictions on the classes of milk sold will not be imposed in any area until Defence Regulation 55G has been replaced by new legislation.

Mr. Hastings

May I ask my hon. Friend whether this reply means that she is satisfied that the milk is safe in every part of the country?

Dr. Summerskill

I think my hon. Friend has known me a sufficiently long time to know that I am not satisfied—indeed, I am dissatisfied. In view of that, we have set up a committee fairly recently in order that it shall recommend along what lines we shall promote legislation.

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