§ 149. Mr. Perkins
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the waste of large quantities of skimmed milk in the Frampton on Severn district during the Whitsuntide period; whether he will state the quantity wasted; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent a recurrence in the future.
§ Mr. F. Willey
Yes. About 12,000 gallons were wasted because all processing factories were working to capacity, and after all possible demands for stock-found for it. The difficulty occurred because the peak of milk production this year coincided with the reduced manufacturing demand during the Whitsun holiday. No full cream milk was wasted and I hope that by next year we shall be able to handle larger quantities of skimmed milk.