HC Deb 11 July 1950 vol 477 cc1147-8
57. Mr. James Johnson

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now take the necessary steps to have the Sale of Food (Weights and Measures) Act, 1926, and the Milk (Control and Maximum Prices) Order, 1947, so amended as to make it lawful to supply factory canteens with milk in third-pint bottles.

The Secretary for Overseas Trade (Mr. Bottomley)

My right hon. Friend is discussing this suggestion with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Food and will communicate the result to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Mr. Johnson

Is the Minister aware that this comparatively small matter is causing concern to thousands of workers; that shop stewards have met on the matter; and may we have an assurance that it will be settled in the near future?

Mr. Bottomley

I am trying to get it settled as speedily as possible.