HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2247-8W
Mr. Butcher

asked the Minister of Food on what grounds persons, other than expectant mothers and young children, can obtain a priority supply of milk; the number of persons so privileged; and whether the circumstances of each case are reviewed from time to time.

Mr. Mabane

Apart from expectant mothers and young children priority supplies of milk are provided for adolescents up to the age of 18 and invalids suffering from certain specified diseases. The number of persons other than expectant mothers and children up to the age of five who are entitled to priority supplies of milk is estimated to be approximately 9,100,000. The answer to the last part of the Question is "Yes, Sir."

Sir L. Lyle

asked the Minister of Food how many bottles of milk per day are allocated to schoolchildren in Bournemouth; what proportion of these is not taken up by them; and what happens to the surplus which remains.

Colonel Llewellin

The authorised quantity of milk is 778 gallons daily. During term time there is usually no surplus. During holidays, when less milk is wanted by the schools, the suppliers may dispose of any surplus among their registered customers.

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