Milk (Tuberculosis Contacts).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 28th January 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Parker Mr John Parker , Romford

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that contacts of tuberculosis provide a considerable source of new cases, and since the maintenance of adequate nutrition is as important for the prevention of this disease as for its treatment, will he extend the schedule of conditions qualifying for priority claims on liquid milk, which now applies to active tuberculosis only, to include adult and child home-contacts of active tuberculosis other than those covered by school or other milk schemes where the tuberculosis officer considers that this would be beneficial?

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

The Milk Priority Scheme is strictly in accordance with the recommendations of the (Special Diets) Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council. I regret that it is not possible to extend priority to all tuberculosis home-contacts who are not at present eligible under the scheme.