HC Deb 15 April 1965 vol 710 cc246-7W
Mr. Dance

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the wastage of manpower and uneconomic running on the retail side of milk distribution, whether he will take steps to divert part of the amount received by the retailer to the farmer supplying the milk.

Mr. Peart

I cannot accept that milk distribution is uneconomically managed. The remuneration of milk distributors has for many years been controlled by reference to costings investigations carried out by independent accountants. I am, however, at all times anxious to achieve even greater economies, and, as I said in a reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Carmarthen (Lady Megan Lloyd George) on 25th March last, I have arranged for an inquiry into the possibility of making changes in methods of milk distribution with a view to reducing costs.

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