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Dairy Farms (Sanitary Conditions)

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 25 March 1943

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the insanitary conditions of many hundreds of farms in the country devoted to milk production, together with lack of modern cowsheds, apparatus and requisites for this purpose; and what effective steps are being taken to rectify this situation?

Provisions relating to sanitary and other conditions at dairy farms are contained in the Milk and Dairies Order, 1926, and are enforced by local authorities. Compliance with those provisions is becoming increasingly difficult owing to shortage of labour and materials and other factors directly associated with the war. The attention of local authorities has recently been drawn to the position and they have been asked to concentrate attention upon cleanliness and methods of production.