HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc114-5W
90. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food the weekly or monthly quantities of milk used in the making of plastics.

Dr. Summerskill

None, Sir.

92. Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the difficulty of buying efficient filters for straining milk; that these filters used to be of absorbent wool or lint with a cotton backing and were expendable, while the new alternatives are much inferior and consist of an unhygienic, washable variety; and whether he will take steps to ensure that supplies of the right kind and quality will be made generally available.

Dr. Summerskill

I am not aware of any difficulty in buying efficient milk filter mediums of the normal single service type, but if the hon. Member will let me have details of any particular shortages which have been brought to his notice I will have inquiries made.