HC Deb 18 December 1946 vol 431 c379W
48. Mr. Digby

asked the Minister of Food why local food offices insist upon a declaration of change of address from persons wishing to register for milk only away from their homes; and why the date of birth is required in such cases.

Mr. Strachey

People who receive permission to register for milk only away from their homes need not declare a change of address nor give their date of birth. I am afraid the hon. Member was misinformed by one of my officers and I apologise.

Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food why, in announcements in the Press by his Department concerning the transfer of milk registration, the cooperative society are specifically mentioned and not other milk distributors.

Mr. Strachey

It is necessary to mention cooperative societies as well as private traders in the advertisements issued when a retail dairy changes hands, in order to tell consumers how registrations may be transferred.