§ Colonel Carver
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many milk-giving cows now exist in this country as compared 52W with the corresponding total at a similar date in 1940?
§ Sir G. Jeffreys
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many cows drawn from dairy herds have been slaughtered since 1st June last?
Statistics of the livestock population and slaughterings of fatstock are not being made public at the present time. I can, however, assure my hon. and gallant Friends that the Government is fully alive to the need for maintaining the numbers of good milking cows; and the present position in, this respect is regarded as satisfactory.