§ Mr. GRIFFITHS
asked the Minister of Agriculture the quantity of milk produced and available for consumption in 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, and 1927, and the quantity or approximate percentage that was surplus to normal requirements during those years?
The estimated production of milk (excusive of milk fed to calves and pigs) in England and Wales in the undermentioned years was as follows:—
As a result of the special inquiries made in connection with the last Census of Production it was estimated that the amount consumed as liquid milk in 1924–1925 was about 765 million gallons. With regard to the latter part of the question, I regret that I have no information.441W
Years 1st June to 31st may. Million gallons, 1923–1924 1,100 1924–1925 1,117 1925–1926 1,135 1926–1927 1,150
§ Sir F. NELSON
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the Government's proposals in respect of long-term agricultural credits will be laid before the House of Commons before the Easter Recess; and, if not, whether they will be available before the Whitsuntide Recess?
I regret that I am not yet in a position to name a date for the introduction of the Agricultural Credit Bill.