Extra Milk (Medical Certificates)

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons on 20th April 1944.

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Photo of Mr Tom Driberg Mr Tom Driberg , Maldon

asked the Minister of Food if he has considered the resolution recently sent him by the Maldon Town Council urging that medical practitioners be empowered to issue certificates for extra milk to aged people suffering from illnesses other than those in respect of which the issue of such certificates is now permitted; and if he will make a statement on this matter.

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

The conditions upon which medical practitioners may issue certificates for extra milk are governed by the advice received from the Food Rationing (Special Diets) Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council, which continually keeps under review the nutritional needs of all invalids and persons requiring special diets. My right hon. and gallant Friend cannot undertake to modify the conditions already laid down except on the advice of this Committee.