HC Deb 18 September 1940 vol 365 c159W
Sir A. Baillie

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether discussions are yet in progress between his Department and the Milk Marketing Board aimed at the enlargement of the powers of the latter body; and whether he can make any statement on the subject?

Mr. Boothby

Following discussions with the Milk Marketing Boards an Order in Council was promulgated on 23rd July last giving my Noble Friend the necessary powers to instruct the Boards to carry out his directions. The Order (of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy) also authorises my Noble Friend to confer further powers and impose further duties on any Milk Marketing Board or relax any obligation or limitation imposed on a Board by any enactment or any milk marketing scheme.