HC Deb 19 February 1947 vol 433 c1184
67. Mr. Niall Macpherson

asked the Minister of Food why he is refusing to issue supplies of milk powder against chick coupons.

Dr. Summerskill

We have not enough dried milk powder to issue it as a rationed feeding stuff against chick food coupons. The small quantities available for chick feeding are included in national baby chick food, which is one of the foods obtainable against these coupons, to secure as wide a distribution as practicable.

Mr. Macpherson

Would it not be possible for those who regularly mixed their own chick food in the past to obtain supplies of milk powder?

Dr. Summerskill

No, Sir. The supply is very limited, and the amount of milk powder in chick food is only 6 per cent. We give manufacturers an allocation, but we have not enough to distribute it generally.

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