HC Deb 02 October 1939 vol 351 cc1665-6W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that under the Milk (Special Designations) Order, 1936, samples of milk collected and submitted by the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation to the bacteriologist for examination, still show many unsatisfactory results; and what steps are being taken to protect the public against this contaminated food, and particularly for an improvement in the low-wage stan- dards of many farm-workers employed in this industry which would conduce to this end?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

My right hon. Friend the Minister of Health is in communication with the corporation with regard to the first part of the question. As regards the latter part I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to his written question on 27th September.

Brigadier-General Clifton Brown

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the war will affect the grants made under the attested, tuberculin tested and accredited herds schemes; or whether the present extra bonus will continue to be paid by the Milk Marketing Board for these categories of milk as heretofore?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

The Milt Industry Act, 1939, which provides for the payment of quality premiums in respect of tuberculin tested and accredited milk and milk from attested herds, remains in force and the premiums will accordingly continue to be paid for those categories of milk by the Milk Marketing Board. The premiums are independent of the bonus payable under the Tuberculosis (Attested Herds) Scheme.

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