HC Deb 23 January 1918 vol 101 cc997-8W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, having regard to the shortage of milk and the fact that the cost of milk production is certainly as high and probably higher in April than in any month of the year, he will now fix a price for April milk of at least 1s. 9d. per gallon, and thereby treat April as a winter month?


The Food Controller is not prepared to adopt the suggestion made by the hon. Member, since the average cost of production of milk during April is riot as high as in the winter months. It is proposed, however, to fix a higher price for April milk than for that produced during the period from May to September.

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