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Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on costs of production and the supply of milk, including in it the time when he proposes to review the current milk price.

Production costs, supplies and prices of milk are all being fully examined in the course of the 1975 annual review, which is now taking place. My right hon. Friend hopes to make an announcement shortly.


asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the shortfall in production, as against consumption, of milk in the 12 months April to March 1973–74 in England and Wales; and what is the estimated shortfall in 1974–75 and 1975–76 based on

Million gallons
Total milk production2,9062,9632,666
Liquid milk consumption1,6291,6551,550
'000 tons
Condensed milk222226212
Full cream milk powder272926
Skimmed milk powder16615396