HC Deb 03 April 1950 vol 473 c840
13. Mr. Lambert

asked the Minister of Food when he will allow Devonshire farmers to sell clotted cream.

20. Mr. Heathcoat Amory

asked the Minister of Food whether in view of increased milk production, he is prepared to authorise the sale of clotted cream.

Mr. S. N. Evans

There are serious difficulties about this and I can add nothing at present to the answer already given by my right hon. Friend.

Mr. Lambert

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that his reply will cause great disappointment to people living in Devonshire, who believe that Devonshire cream would be a great inducement to tourists and would compensate them to some extent for their dull rations?

Mr. Amory

Will the hon. Gentleman remember that this proposal would be very helpful to many farms in the County of Devon? Will he also remember that, as my hon. Friend has said, the numerous visitors we get to the county are very partial to a modicum of Devonshire cream? It is one of the many important amenities of Devon.

Mr. Hayman

Is my hon. Friend aware that Cornish cream is equally as good as Devonshire cream?

Mr. John Hynd

Will my hon. Friend see that permission to produce whipped cream will not be given unless and until everybody has a full milk ration?

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