§ Sir A. KNOX
asked the Minister of Health if he will consider the desirability in order to encourage the production of 2496W clean milk, of the abolition of the fees payable for licences as set forth in the Fourth Schedule of the Milk (Special Designation) Order of the 25th May, 1923, in view of the fact that the producer of, for instance, certified milk has to incur the expense of four tuberculin tests and two veterinary examinations per annum out of his own pocket, and while in large towns he may be able to sell his milk at such a price as to ensure a profit, in poor, and especially in agricultural, districts the extra penny per quart is not obtainable?
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply which I gave in answer to a similar question by the hon. Member for Devises (Mr. Hurd) on the 23rd February last. I am sending him a copy of that reply.