HC Deb 10 May 1962 vol 659 cc67-8W
45. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fishers and Food if he will arrange with the Milk Marketing Board and the cold storage industry to freeze all surplus liquid milk before creaming, for shipment to development countries in need, and recover the costs by reductions from Great Britain's cash contributions which now amount to £160 million per annum.

Mr. Soames

I am afraid that my hon. Friend's suggestion is impracticable because the countries to which we give aid generally lack the refrigerated transport and storage required for the distribution of frozen milk. Apart from this the money which the Government are able to make available for aid is already fully committed.

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