HC Deb 20 October 1942 vol 383 cc1852-3W
Mr. Price

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in fixing the conditions of the new milk contract, steps have been taken to make all possible economies in the distribution of milk between the producer and the consumer?

Mr. Mabane

The scheme for the rationalisation of collection and delivery of milk, which I think my hon. Friend has in mind, is not essentially related to the new milk marketing scheme, but is related to the new distributive price structure. It is the purpose of the rationalisation scheme to secure economies in the costs of distribution of milk. These economies will be accumulative as the local rationalisation schemes develop, and will, it is hoped, be substantial. Furthermore the rationalisation schemes will contribute to the war effort by securing economies in other directions and notably in man power, petrol and tyres.