§ Mr. A. HERBERT
asked the Minister of Food whether, during the railway strike last autumn, the Ministry of Food appealed to dairy farmers through the Press to send their milk to London by motor transport, the expenses being defrayed by the Government; and, if so, why the claim of Mr. J. Crumpler, of Longlands, North Coker, Yeovil, which was sent in some months ago, both to the local Food Office and to the Divisional Commissioner for the London and Home Counties Division, has not yet been paid?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. No milk was brought to London by road from Yeovil under the London Milk Scheme. Certain milk was received by rail from Mr. J. Crumpler during the strike and was paid for on the 10th December last.