HC Deb 06 May 1941 vol 371 c712W
Mr. Sloan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, with a view to any reduction likely to take place in the number of cows in dairy herds, he will say what quantity of feeding stuffs may be expected by dairy farmers next winter?

Mr. Johnston

No precise undertaking can be given in existing circumstances, but the Government's policy is and will be directed to the maintenance of an adequate milk supply and dairy herds will continue to receive a preference in regard to such imported feeding stuffs as become available. Farmers, however, have been repeatedly warned that they should endeavour to make themselves independent of purchased supplies in their own interest.