HC Deb 07 March 1923 vol 161 cc553-4W

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many herds of mulch cows in each of the various counties in Scotland are certified as free from tuberculosis, and from which a supply of grade A certified milk is obtained; and what proportion this quantity is of the whole milk supply of Scotland?

Captain ELLIOT:

I have been asked to reply. There is one herd in Lanarkshire certified to be free from tuberculosis, the milk of which is sold as "certified" milk. In addition the milk of 12 herds so certified is sold as "Grade A (tuberculin tested) milk." Four of these herds are in Lanarkshire, 3 in Ayrshire, 3 in Kirkcudbrightshire, 1 in Dumfriesshire and 1 in Berwickshire. As there are no statistics showing the total supply of milk produced in Scotland I am unable to furnish the information asked for in the latter part of the question.