§ Mr. Groves
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what are the functions proposed for the milk movements branch about to be established at Thames Ditton; what number will comprise the personnel; and the expenditure involved?
Major Lloyd George
The function of this organisation is to redirect supplies in England and Wales as may be necessary to secure economies in transport and to bring the quantities of milk available in each area into line with changes in demand resulting from war-time population movements and the Ministry's control of retail distribution. The senior personnel consists of the Director of Milk Movements, an Assistant Director and two other officers recruited from the staff of the Milk Marketing Board; five officers from the milk distributive trade; and one officer transferred from another branch of the Milk Division of the Ministry. The number of other appointments is likely to be small, but it is not yet possible to determine exactly how many junior staff will be required. No estimate of, the expenditure involved will be available for some time.