HC Deb 08 April 1968 vol 762 cc878-9
35. Mr. Burden

asked the Lord President of the Council if, when powdered milk is used in tea and coffee in the Refreshment Rooms of the House of Commons, he will display warning notices to that effect.

36. Mr. Kitson

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will cease serving powdered milk in the refreshment rooms of the House.

Mr. Maxwell

I have been asked to reply.

Fresh milk was reintroduced for beverages from Monday, 25th March, 1968.

Mr. Burden

I am sure that all hon. Members will appreciate that statement. Does the hon. Gentleman realise that his reply also means that a slur that was being cast on many of the cows in this country will now be removed?

Mr. Maxwell

I cannot accept that remark. No slur has been cast. Powdered milk was introduced as an economy, but it did not appear to be popular and it has been rescinded.

Mr. Kitson

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that no Parliamentary Questions have ever been followed by such speedy action in this House?

Mr. Shinwell

May I ask whether powdered milk will be provided in tea and coffee in Annie's Bar?

Mr. Maxwell

I require notice of that question.