HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 c580W
Sir T. Moore

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether adequate arrangements have yet been made for the distribution of milk and milk-products in this country in the event of an emergency; whether, in this connection, it is pro posed to take advantage of the Distributors' Board, which was to have been set up under the Milk Bill, and of the Milk Products Marketing Scheme, which he now proposes to bring forward independently; and whether he can make a statement with regard to these matters?

Mr. Cross

A plan has been prepared regarding the distribution of liquid milk in time of war, using the organisations set up by the Milk Marketing Boards and following as far as possible the normal channels of distribution through the wholesale and retail trade. Plans have similarly been prepared regarding butter and cheese. Until decisions as to setting up a Distributors' Board and putting into operation a Milk Products Marketing Scheme have been reached, I am not in a position to say how the emergency plans would be affected, but the matter will receive careful consideration at the appropriate time.

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