HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 c1212
57. Major Lloyd

asked the Minister of Food when be intends to abandon his Department's participation in distributing milk and return this function completely to the Milk Marketing Board.

Mr. F. Willey

There is no early prospect of doing this.

Major Lloyd

Is it not a fact that many millions of pounds could be saved to the taxpayer if this were done, that, generally speaking, distribution would be better and prices lower, or is this just another Socialist theory being persisted in?

Mr. Willey

All the hon. and gallant Gentleman's assertions are far from the fact.