HC Deb 16 July 1952 vol 503 cc2120-1
2. Sir I. Fraser

asked the Minister of Food if he will encourage the making in Britain of characteristic varieties of English cheeses to be sold at an economic price so as to make it worthwhile to the producer and to enrich our larder.

Major Lloyd George

I understand my hon. Friend is referring to soft cheeses. Farmers are free to use milk for soft cheese, and to sell it free of price control. But any special encouragement to the making of soft cheese could only be at the expense of ration cheese, of which we are already very short.

Sir I. Fraser

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that many people do not realise that these cheeses are no longer controlled, and will he make it known to farmers and grocers, and to those who like these rich cheeses, that they can have them if they are prepared to pay the price?

Major Lloyd George

I hope the answer I have given today will give sufficient publicity for that purpose.