HC Deb 26 June 1968 vol 767 cc76-7W
38. Mr. Nott

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was the appropriate volume in the United Kingdom of retail sales of liquid milk from Channel Island herds in 1966 and 1967; and what estimate he has made of the volume of such retail sales in 1968.

Mr. Hoy

The information requested is not available. However, the Milk Marketing Board for England and Wales paid Channel Islands premium on 115 million gallons in the April/March year 1965–66 and about 113 million gallons in 1966–67 and 1967–68. No significant change is expected in 1968–69. In Scotland the amount of milk produced by Channel Islands herds is estimated to be about 2 million gallons per annum. The amount produced in Northern Ireland is thought to be negligible.