HC Deb 29 February 1928 vol 214 cc440-1W

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:—

Years 1st June to 31st may. Million gallons,
1923–1924 1,100
1924–1925 1,117
1925–1926 1,135
1926–1927 1,150
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.


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.