Mr. John Charlton (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture):
Mr. Speaker, yesterday on the orders of the day the hon. member for Leeds asked the following question:
-I should like to address a question to the parliamentary secretary. It arises out of the answer given on March 8, 1962 to this question:
What is the age of the oldest butter now in storage?
The answer given was "August, 1960". Would the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Agriculture advise the house whether the government intends to place this butter, produced in August, 1960, on the market?
The answer, Mr. Speaker, is no, not as butter. At the present time the butter being offered for sale was manufactured in 1961 or later. All butter manufactured prior to 1961 has been or is in the process of being converted to butter oil.
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