HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc70-1W
88. Mr. Gammans

asked the Minister of Food for what reason consumers of milk in the Welbeck colliery village, near Mansfield, were compelled to transfer their registration from a local producer-, retailer to the Mansfield and Sutton Co-operative Society, although another private dairyman was prepared to supply them.

Dr. Summerskill

I am informed that when Mansfield and Sutton Co-operative Society purchased the business of the only private dairyman delivering milk in the Welbeck Colliery Village there was no alternative supplier to whom the registrations of customers of the vendor could be transferred. Arrangements have now been made in conjunction with the local dairymen's association for a private trader to undertake the delivery of milk in the village in order that consumers who are not members of the Co-operative Society and who wish to obtain their milk from another source of supply may be enabled to do so.