Milk (Prices).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 21st January 1942.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the results of his consultations with the representatives of milk producers regarding a national milk price which will take adequate account of present-day costs of production and the national necessity to maintain milk supplies?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Major Lloyd George):

The proposals on this subject which have been made by the Milk Marketing Board for England and Wales, in agreement with the National Farmers' Union, are being closely considered, but I am not at present able to make a statement.

Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that statements have been appearing giving detailed results?

Major Lloyd George:

I am not responsible for those statements, and my answer is that I am not in a position to make a statement.