Oral Answers to Questions — Malted Milk Powder (Supplies)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th June 1948.

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Mr. Baker White:

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the acute shortage of Horlicks Malted Milk Powder; and if he will arrange to divert some of the large supplies now being sent to works canteens to the retailers for the use of Young children.

Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee

No, Sir. My Department does not control the distribution of this food, but I should be prepared to discuss with the manufacturer any rearrangements that might seem desirable, if the hon. Member would send me details.

Mr. Baker-White:

Is the Minister aware, to take one example, that one of the biggest chemists in London is getting 12 bottles of Horlicks Malted Milk per month for all his customers whereas a canteen can order it by the case?

Photo of Mr Evelyn Strachey Mr Evelyn Strachey , Dundee

We have been in touch with the manufacturers, and they say that the percentage going to works' canteens is very small.