HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 c323W
115. Mr. Odey

asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the shortage of milk bottles and other containers, he will consider relaxing Article 29 of the Milk and Dairies Regulations, 1949, which prohibits a milk retailer from replenishing his milk churn without returning to registered premises.

Mr. F. Willey

We have no evidence that there is any shortage of milk bottles.

117. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Minister of Food what steps he is taking to ensure that there is an adequate supply of tinplate for the milk-canning industry in the period of peak milk production this year.

Mr. F. Willey

The programme provides for the canning of the same quantity of evaporated milk as last year. A much larger quantity of sweetened condensed milk will be packed this year in bulk containers so that we are providing for a reduction of 15 per cent. in the canning of this product. Having regard to the other arrangements for the disposal of milk during the peak production period, the canning programme should be adequate.

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