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Food Supplies

Volume 414: debated on Wednesday 17 October 1945

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Dockers' "Go Slow" Movement


asked the Minister of Food how much food supplies were rendered unfit for human consumption owing to the "go slow" at the docks and elsewhere; and what was its value.

If, as I assume, the hon. Member refers to the "go slow" movement at the London Docks, which began at the end of May and lasted until the middle of August, the answer is "None."

Will the right hon. Gentleman look at the Question again? It refers to the London Docks and elsewhere.

Milk Deliveries, Brighton


asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that large blocks of flats in the poorest areas of Brighton have recently been receiving sour milk which, due to the Milk Zoning Scheme, they have been forced to accept; and whether his regulations entitle the dairy in question to insist on payment or whether he will allow the tenants to change their dairy.

I am aware that there has recently been a number of complaints of this nature and I am looking into the matter to see what steps can be taken to prevent their repetition. With regard to the second part of the Question, it is usual for the dairyman to refund to his customer the cost of milk which turns sour after delivery; there are no Ministry of Food regulations on the subject.

Will the right hon. Gentleman try to make this well known in different parts of the country, as people do not seem to realise it?

I am quite sure that the Press Gallery have taken cognisance of the reply.