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Milk And Beer (Consumption)

Volume 656: debated on Monday 26 March 1962

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the estimated average consumption per adult person per week of milk and beer, respectively; and what is their average cost per pint.

Adult consumption of liquid milk in private households is estimated to be just over 5 pints per week, at an average cost of 8¼d. per pint, for the twelve months ended 30th September last. Consumption of beer in the United Kingdom in 1961 averaged just over 4 pints weekly per head of the population aged 20 and over; the average price was about 1s. 6d. per pint.