HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 c103W
60. Viscount Hinchingbrooke

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that the freedom given to milk consumers to change their registrations after 1st June has been restricted by his Reading office, in circular No. 1863 of 9th May, with the effect that Weymouth consumers cannot transfer for tuberculin-tested milk if heat-treated milk is available in the zone; and whether he will make a statement.

Dr. Summerskill

Certain consumers in Weymouth who are being supplied with heat-treated milk have asked to be transferred to a supplier of T.T. milk. The object of the concession which was announced by my right hon. Friend on 7th May was to ensure supplies of heat-treated or T.T. milk to consumers who at present are not receiving either of these classes of milk. The application of the Weymouth consumers was outside the limits of the concession, but I will see what can be done to arrange for a supply of T.T. milk to be made available to them through their existing suppliers