HC Deb 05 April 1950 vol 473 c148W
64. Mr. Snadden

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider relaxing the present regulations whereby a retailer is forbidden to sell milk to a passing holiday-maker, even when milk is unrationed, unless an emergency card is produced.

Mr. Webb

I am considering generally what relaxations I can introduce in view of the improvement in supplies in the present regulations relating to milk. I will make an announcement as soon as possible.

66. Mr. York

asked the Minister of Food whether he can give an estimate of the proportion of the cost of local food offices, attributable to the control of milk distribution.

Mr. Webb

We calculate this to be about 8 per cent. but it is naturally very difficult to estimate the cost of one job among the many carried out in local food offices.

67. Mr. York

asked the Minister of Food what part is played by distributors' and retailers' organisations in the control of the collection and distribution of milk; and to what extent payments other than for distributive services are made to any persons in these sections.

Mr. Webb

We consult these organisations from time to time, through the Central Milk Distributive Committee, but make no payments to them. Certain individual members of the trade act as advisers to my Department and are paid their expenses when so doing.