HC Deb 07 April 1952 vol 498 c2265
12. Sir W. Darling

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that in certain areas the manufacture of cream and the use of skimmed milk for pig feeding is possible but forbidden; and if he will consider permitting cream manufacture under such special circumstances.

Major Lloyd George

I regret that I am unable this year to permit the use of milk for this purpose. All milk produced in excess of the requirements of the liquid market will be needed for the manufacture of more necessary milk products.

Sir W. Darling

Is the Minister aware that there are certain farms in remote areas where it is difficult, if not impossible, to collect the milk, and therefore it is more economic to make cream and use the skimmed milk for feeding pigs? Would not he consider such exceptional circumstances?

Mr. Joseph T. Price

In view of the serious position of the cheese ration, would not it be more appropriate if the Minister supplied any surplus milk to the manufacturers of cheese?

Major Lloyd George

That is what I announced in answer to a Question the other day.

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