HC Deb 07 March 1955 vol 538 cc8-9W
77. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Food what action he intends to take to combat the milk price ring, and to ensure that the Milk Marketing Board, Preston, supply sufficient milk to milk distributors who have contracts to supply hospitals on Merseyside with milk in view of the present breakdown in arrangements, details of which have been sent to him.

Dr. Hill

Subject to normal commercial safeguards, the Milk Marketing Board will make raw milk available to any dairyman who has the equipment to pasteurise it. It is under no obligation to supply bottled or pasteurised milk from any of its premises, and my right hon. Friend has no power to require it to do so.