HC Deb 08 March 1948 vol 448 c794
67. Mr. John Hynd

asked the Minister of Food whether any decision has yet been reached to remove the discrimination whereby mothers purchasing national dried milk must surrender the child's liquid milk ration, whereas those purchasing more expensive dried milk foods need not do so.

Dr. Summerskill

My right hon. Friend is considering this matter, but has not yet reached a decision.

Mr. Hynd

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that this matter has been under consideration for a number of months, and that mothers who are being deprived of the liquid milk ration while others are enjoying it, are wondering when they will get the same treatment?

Dr. Summerskill

I agree, but there is one important point, namely, that we cannot immediately deprive all babies of proprietary foods. We have to make some arrangements to ensure that those mothers who have been buying proprietary foods for their children can continue to do so.