Milk.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 20th May 1942.

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Photo of Mr Christopher York Mr Christopher York , Ripon

asked the Minister of Agriculture the average size of a dairy herd of cows and heifers in milk upon which he bases the present prices for this product?

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

The present prices for milk were fixed after careful consideration of all the information available, including costs and other data obtained from daily farms of varying sizes. The prices were not fixed in terms of any particular size of herd.

Photo of Mr Christopher York Mr Christopher York , Ripon

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food how many milk producers are selling milk on wholesale contract?

Major Lloyd George:

There are approximately 120,000 producers in England and Wales and 7,500 in Scotland, selling milk on wholesale contracts.

Photo of Mr Christopher York Mr Christopher York , Ripon

Has this figure altered very much within the last six months?

Major Lloyd George:

I could not really say, without notice.