§ 50. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the remarks of the chief milk advisory officer to the Lancashire Agricultural Executive Committee to the effect that carelessness and dirty habits among producers and their employees are spoiling large quantities of milk; and what steps are being taken by his Department to improve matters, especially in relation to personal hygiene.
Mr. T. Williams
Yes, Sir. The new Milk and Dairies Regulations which came into force on 1st October require certain hygenic precautions in the production and handling of milk, including the observance of personal cleanliness by producers 1394 and their employees. It is my intention to ensure that these conditions are enforced as strictly as possible.
§ Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
As in a greater or lesser degree almost every part of the country is affected by this very important question, will my right hon. Friend consider making representations to all county agricultural executive committees that they should get to work on it in their own particular areas?
The county executive committees have already been informed of their responsibilities, and I am sure they will carry them out.