§ 67. Sir PERCY HURD
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the expected surplus of liquid milk in the spring, he will take steps to make part of this surplus available for schools and welfare centres instead of allowing it to endanger the success of the milk-marketing scheme by passing milk into manufacture at prices unremunerative to the producer?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
As my hon. Friend will be aware, the National Milk Publicity Council already does much useful work in the direction of extending the consumption of milk in schools. I am not clear what further steps my hon. Friend has in mind.
§ Sir P. HURD
Has the right hon. Gentleman a fund which would assist a further extension of this excellent method?
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
Will the right hon. Gentleman get in touch with the Board of Education so that if there is a surplus local education authorities may get hold of this milk and give it to the children in the schools?
May I ask whether, in order to deal with the expected surplus of milk in the spring, 537 the right hon. Gentleman will ask the board to start a scheme for the sale of 18 per cent. cream as recommended in the Milk Council's report and by other dairy manufacturers at the present time?