§ Mr. Kitson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce legislation to ensure that all milk sold through vending machines has been pasteurised.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
No. I could not justify imposing on these sales a restriction that does not apply generally to retail sales of milk.
§ Miss Quennell
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will reconsider the penalty of 2s. 4d. a gallon on milk containing traces of antibiotic.
§ Mr. Soames
The Milk Marketing Board has not yet introduced price reductions, though it intends to do so as soon as it is satisfied that producers can be offered firm advice as to the periods for which milk from cows treated with different antibiotics should be withheld from sale.