HC Deb 06 December 1937 vol 330 cc40-1W
Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the hostile attitude of producer-retailers to the daily record sheets which have to be forwarded to the Milk Marketing Board; how many of these producers are affected; and whether he will take steps to diminish the number of these forms?

Mr. Ramsbotham

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 23rd November to my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford, East (Mr. Hepworth). The daily record is not sent to the Milk Marketing Board but is retained by the producer, who is required to render a monthly return to the Board. I am informed by the Board that approximately 65,000 registered producers hold licences to sell milk by retail.

Mr. Wragg

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can supply figures showing the amount of milk manufactured into butter and cheese in dairies in Great Britain during October, 1937, and in October, 1936, respectively; and whether he can also supply figures showing the amount of milk used for the purposes of condensing and chocolate manufacture during the same periods?

Mr. Ramsbotham

Following is the reply:

October, 1936. October, 1937.
Quantities of milk sold under the Milk Marketing Scheme for manufacture into:— Gallons. Gallons.
Butter 10,102,689 3,001,236
Cheese 6,017,949 2,624,670
Condensed Milk* 4,628,031 4,495,398
Other products† 291,804 263,121
* Includes condensed milk for export.
† Includes whole milk sold for chocolate manufacture.

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