§ 71. Mrs. L. Jeger
asked the Minister of Health the present average weekly consumption of welfare milk per child; and what was the consumption for the equivalent period last year.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
The average weekly consumption of welfare milk—including National Dried Milk—by expectant mothers and children under five years of age in England and Wales during April. 1957, was about 6¾ pints per head.
The corresponding figure for 1956 is not available, but the total consumption of liquid welfare milk was 12.08 million gallons in April, 1956, and 12.20 million gallons in April, 1957. In addition, the liquid equivalent of the National Dried Milk supplied in the four-week period in April, 1956, was 1.32 million gallons as compared with 0.91 million gallons in April, 1957.