HC Deb 20 May 1949 vol 465 c44W
Mr. N. Smith

asked the Minister of Food why he has ceased the practice of announcing, with local newspaper advertisements, the sale of retail milk businesses; and what steps does he propose to take to notify customers who may wish, in such circumstances, to change their retailer.

Mr. Strachey

I have done this to save money. The cost of these advertisements, already about £5,000 a year, was growing. The period during which customers may change to another retailer has been extended from a fortnight to a month and I believe that in that time all customers will learn that the business has been sold.

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