§ Mr. A SHORTT
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been drawn to complaints from Bradford regarding the supply and distribution of milk; whether he is aware that the local food control committee have condemned the present scheme on account of unfair distribution of milk as between different parts of the city; that there have been complaints of a total lack of milk for periods varying from three days to three weeks; and that the local authority has refused to take any action; and whether he can take any steps to secure some improvement in the scheme now in operation?
§ Mr. McCURDY
I have been asked to reply. The Food Controller is aware that there have been complaints such as those to which the hon. Member refers, and that the local authority has refused to take any action in the matter, but he is informed that the complaints have been considerably exaggerated. As regards the 1691W last part of the question, the Food Control Committee are not able to take the steps which they feel to be necessary to secure improvement in distribution without the financial support of the local authority; and the Food Controller has no power over the local authority in this matter. The Food Controller is, however, taking all possible steps with a view to a solution of the present difficulty being reached.