Milk

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr Fenner Brockway Mr Fenner Brockway , Eton and Slough 12:00 am, 13th July 1964

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what arrangements have been made to co-ordinate the production of milk from plant life now developed at the Lucas Garden Centre at Langley, Slough, with the functions of the Milk Marketing Board.

Photo of Mr James Scott-Hopkins Mr James Scott-Hopkins , North Cornwall

My right hon. Friend is watching the development of this product with interest, but sees no need for co-ordination such as the hon. Member suggests.

Photo of Mr Fenner Brockway Mr Fenner Brockway , Eton and Slough

Will the Minister confirm that no restrictions will be placed by the Milk Marketing Board on the distribution of this product? Is he aware that after seven years, and without the intervention of the cow, a most tasteful and nutritious milk has been produced which can be useful not only in this country but in the under-developed territories throughout the world?

Photo of Mr James Scott-Hopkins Mr James Scott-Hopkins , North Cornwall

The hon. Gentleman will realise that this is still in the experimental stage The Milk Marketing Schemes apply only to milk from cows. I have taken note of what the hon. Gentleman has said.