§ Mr. W. R. Duckworth
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the present number of creameries operated by the Milk Marketing Board; what is their estimated intake for the next 12 months; and 2729W what steps are to be taken to ensure that these creameries only use surplus milk and are not supplied in such a way as to divert the essential supplies of private creameries?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The Milk Marketing Board at present operate 16 creameries, including separating stations. I have no information as to what their probable intake will be during the next 12 months. As to the remainder of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies given on 21st July to my hon. Friends the Members for Argyll (Mr. Macquisten) and Newport (Sir R. Clarry).