HC Deb 02 June 1965 vol 713 cc233-4W
Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that the decision of dairy companies to discontinue the sale of milk by the half pint is causing inconvenience and expense to many people living alone, especially to elderly people; and if he will introduce legislation to require the dairy industry to restore the sale of milk the half pint bottle.

Mr. Hoy

I am aware that some dairymen are unwilling to sell milk in half-pint bottles because they find it uneconomic to do so. I am not satisfied that it would be desirable to alter the present arrangements governing milk distribution by introducing an element of compulsion.

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