Milk (Priority Permits)

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th March 1946.

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Photo of Mrs Lucy Middleton Mrs Lucy Middleton , Plymouth, Sutton 12:00 am, 13th March 1946

asked the Minister of Food whether he has completed his inquiries into the system of priority permits for milk; and, in view of the possibility that these permits may be misused, what steps he proposes to take to obviate their misuse.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

The statistical inquiry has now been completed. My right hon. Friend is seeking the advice of his medical advisers on certain aspects, but there does not appear at first sight to be any serious or widespread abuse of the arrangements so far as the issue of permits is concerned.