HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1499W
Mr. Martin

asked the Minister of Food whether he will make a statement on the case in which a large quantity of milk was recently stolen in course of transport with serious results to the supply in certain districts.

Sir B. Smith

A road tank containing about 1,450 gallons of milk was stolen from a parking place in Basingstoke in the evening of nth December and was found empty next morning in a cul-de-sac in the same town. The milk was being transported to North London but its loss had no effect upon the supply position in that area as additional supplies were immediately made available from another depot. Every effort is made to trace the culprit.