HC Deb 07 April 1922 vol 152 c2592W

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the expected milk shortage caused by the differences between the farmers and distributors, he can take any steps to ensure at least sufficient supplies for the children and the sick, especially in industrial districts; and I whether, in case of need, arrangements could be made to enable local authorities to purchase supplies direct from the farmers, and collect and distribute these by motor lorry for the benefit of the children and the sick?


I have been asked to reply. I am advised that, though there is some restriction of supplies, there is no evidence of any general shortage such as would make it desirable for the Government to take measures of the nature suggested.