HC Deb 24 July 1939 vol 350 c1033W
Mr. Trevor Cox

asked the Minister of Agriculture when he anticipates that the provisions of the Agricultural Development Bill to provide cheap milk for young mothers and children will begin to operate?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

I anticipate that a scheme for the provision of milk to local authorities at reduced prices for consumption by expectant and nursing mothers and children under the age of five in England and Wales will be submitted to me very shortly by the Milk Marketing Board under the Milk Acts, 1934 to 1938. When approval has been given to the scheme the initiative will then rest with local authorities, and I cannot at present say how soon it may be possible to bring the arrangements into operation in any given district.