HC Deb 03 November 1947 vol 443 cc1327-8
35. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Food how much milk received at the depots of the Milk Marketing Board was rejected and returned to the farmers throughout the country, and in Norfolk in particular, during the present year up to the latest available date.

Dr. Summerskill

The information is not readily available, but it is being obtained, and I will send particulars to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Mr. Dye

In view of the large quantity of milk returned to the farms during the past year, could not some better arrangement be made in the coming year, so that better use could be made of milk for butter or cheese for other purposes?

Dr. Summerskill

The condition of the milk is determined, as my hon. Friend

Mr. W. Fletcher

In view of the strongly optimistic remarks of Mr. Plummer in the Press yesterday, will the hon. Lady see that more facts are provided very shortly?

Dr. Summerskill