§ Mr. G. THORNE
asked the Food Controller whether he is aware that earlier in this year the milk producers were notified that the maximum wholesale price for milk per gallon in the month of July would be Is. 6d.; that since that notification the Government has promised the milk producers that there shall be an increase of 4d. per gallon allowed for the month of July; and whether the wholesale maximum price of milk per gallon for the month of July will be 1s. 10d.?
In England and Wales, outside the four South-Western counties and the industrial area of the West Hiding of Yorkshire, the maximum wholesale price of milk was fixed at Is. 6d. per gallon for626W July. In consequence of the prolonged drought the prices of milk producers have been increased by 4d. per gallon for July over the whole of England and Wales, and the wholesale maximum prices for that month are as follows:
Per gallon. South-Western counties 1s. 8d. Industrial area of the West Biding of Yorkshire 2s. 0d. Rest of England and Wales 1s. 10d.