§ 47. Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food what considerations induced him to order an increase in the price of milk; and what steps he proposes to take to ensure that an 1164 adequate supply of milk is available for the children of working people?
§ Mr. Boothby
I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the statement which I made in the House on 11th June. The National Milk Scheme, which provides free or cheap milk for mothers and young children, is now in operation. Applications should be made to the milk officer at the local food office. In addition, the education authorities have been asked by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Education to do everything in their power to extend the milk-in-schools scheme.