Milk Output

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Reid Mr Thomas Reid , Swindon 12:00 am, 7th July 1949

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the output of milk in Britain before the war, in 1945, and what it is now.

Photo of Sir Frank Medlicott Sir Frank Medlicott , Norfolk Eastern

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the output of milk in Great Britain in 1945 and 1948, respectively.

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Thomas Williams):

The average output of milk for human consumption in Great Britain for the three pre-war years is estimated as about 1,480 million gallons. The corresponding output for 1945 is estimated at 1,525 million gallons, for 1948 at 1,707 million gallons and for the year ending May, 1949, at 1,794 million gallons.

Photo of Sir Henry Legge-Bourke Sir Henry Legge-Bourke , Isle of Ely

Would not the right hon. Gentleman take this opportunity of congratulating the Milk Marketing Board and the dairy farmers?

Mr. Williams:

Yes, Sir, except that there are many more Questions on the Order Paper.