§ Mr. WISE
asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the view of the Food Council concerning the 80 per cent. to 100 per cent. margin over the farmers' prices to be charged by the milk combine and other distributors under the scheme now under consideration; and what he proposes to do about it?1505W
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
The scheme under consideration is a complicated one, designed to apply to the milk trade throughout both England and Wales. The Food Council consider it necessary to consult the associations of milk distributors in order to have the details more clearly before them, and the matter will accordingly be discussed with those associations as soon as practicable. The scheme, if approved, would not in any case come into force until 1st October.