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Volume 415: debated on Monday 29 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Food if he will supply such details as show the quantities and percentages of farm milk that passed through the feeder, auxiliary and other depots, before reaching the urban milk distributors, during the years 1938–39. I940–41 and 1944–45 respectively.

No information about the quantities of milk passing through milk depots to urban distributors is available for the years before the Government assumed control of the milk industry.Particulars for the years 1942–44 are as follows:

Years—October to September.
Quantity passing through depots to distributors of liquid milk (million gallons)389415
Proportion of total quantity sold off farms for liquid consumption which passed through milk depots38 per cent.39 per cent.
Corresponding information for the year 1944–45 has not yet been assembled.