HC Deb 22 December 1919 vol 123 cc1035-6W

asked the Minister of Food if he has received any communication from the burghs of Dumbarton and Clydebank protesting against the present price of milk; whether he is aware that there is dissatisfaction and unrest in both towns; and if he will state what steps he is going to take to reduce the price of milk to the consumers?


I have received representations from the burghs in question. As already announced, however, in reply to a question from the hon. and gallant Member for the Tradeston Division of Glasgow on 16th December, it is impossible in all the circumstances to modify the maximum prices which have been fixed.


asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that certain middlemen in the Newcastle-on-Tyne district are receiving 2d. per gallon from milk distributors in the district against their will; and, if so, whether he will take steps to prevent such action, seeing that people cannot buy owing to the high price, and children have to go without it?


I have no information to the effect stated. If the hon. Member will furnish me with further particulars I will have the matter investigated.

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