Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health (Milk Scheme).

– in the House of Commons on 25th April 1940.

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Mrs. Adamson:

asked the Minister of Health whether he has yet reached an agreement satisfactory to distributors and consumers with the Milk Distributive Committee so that the arrangements outlined in Circular 1840 extending the school milk scheme to children under five years of age and to expectant mothers can be put into immediate operation?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

I regret that I am not yet in a position to make a statement.

Mrs. Adamson:

Would the right hon. Gentleman tell us when he can give us a statement on this matter, because as far back as 18th January he promised me he would expedite the matter?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

The hon. Lady knows that the question of milk prices has been frequently under consideration.

Photo of Mr Walter Windsor Mr Walter Windsor , Kingston upon Hull Central

asked the Minister of Health whether he has given consideration to the representations made to him by the Hull City Corporation for the supply of milk at a cheaper rate to nursing and expectant mothers and children under five years of age; and whether he has any statement to make?

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

I am unable to trace the receipt of representations from the corporation on this subject, but if the hon. Member can give me further particulars, I will certainly look into the matter.