Milk

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence – in the House of Commons on 10th September 1942.

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Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans

asked the Minister of Health whether, as a result of the National Milk Testing and Advisory Scheme, commended by him to the local authorities in circular 2669, they are maintaining their work to ensure the cleanliness of the milk supply under the relevant orders and regulations; and whether there has been any improvement as a result?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

The circular in question has only recently been sent out but I have no doubt that local authorities will take all possible steps in the matter. With regard to the last part of the Question, my right hon. Friend is advised that although the Scheme referred to has not yet come into full operation, there has been a substantial reduction in the loss of milk through souring during this summer compared with last.

Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans

Is the testing of milk that has to be done under another Department being carried on at the same time, and is it being worked in with the supervision by the local authority?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

The circular has only been out a very short time, but I think the scheme is beginning to work satisfactorily.