HC Deb 13 October 1943 vol 392 c898W
Mr. Leach

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that out of 61 samples of milk taken in the Swaffham Rural District during the past half-year from unaccredited milk not one sample showed any positive result of tuberculosis; that the same result was obtained from 20 samples of milk from accredited licensees; and whether, as similar results have been obtained in other districts in the county of Norfolk, he will delay any proposals for the compulsory pasteurisation of milk in counties where such freedom from tubercle bacilli is shown?

Mr. Mabane

Whereas my hon. Friend refers to tests of milk in certain rural areas, the Government's policy in regard to the heat treatment of milk, which is set out in Command Paper 6454, applies only to certain urban areas. My Noble Friend sees no reason for postponing the implementing of the Government's policy.