§ Mr. Brooke
asked the Minister of Agriculture what percentages of the persons eligible are participating in each of the existing Special Area schemes for the supply of milk at a reduced price to nursing and expectant mothers and children under school age; and whether the price per pint is the same in each case?
§ Sir W. Womersley:
My right hon. Friend is informed by the Milk Marketing Board that, of the persons eligible to participate in the experimental schemes for the supply of milk at reduced prices to nursing and expectant mothers and children in the Special Areas, the proportions that have availed themselves of the facilities are 60 per cent. in Jarrow, 61 per cent. in Rhondda and Walker-on-Tyne and 65 per cent. in Whitehaven. The milk is supplied at 2d. a pint, but in Whitehaven a special grant is made from the funds of the Whitehaven Council of Social Service and the Cumberland Friends' Unemployment Committee to enable certain applicants to be supplied with the milk at½ a pint.