§ 24. Mr. Marks
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the effect of the Education (Milk) Act, 1971, on milk sales and future prospects for dairy farmers.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
Total sales of milk for liquid consumption in the United Kingdom in October, 1971 are provisionally estimated to be about 1.5 per cent. lower than in October, 1970. This also reflects factors other than the changes in the school milk scheme. The good prospects for dairy farmers are not significantly affected.