HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc300-1W
117. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Minister of Health whether he will amend Regulation 20 of the Milk and Dairies Regulations, 1949, so that the compensation now paid by the rural district councils to the milk producer may be met by the Exchequer.

Mr. Iain Macleod

No; Section 7 (4) of the Food and Drugs (Milk, Dairies and Artificial Cream) Act, 1950, which re-enacts the provision under which Regulation 20 was made, limits the Exchequer grant to three-quarters and I have no evidence to show that the present provision is causing hardship to any rural district council.