HC Deb 05 August 1869 vol 198 cc1291-2

said, he wished to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, If the Controller of the Victualling Department, or other Officer, has reported favourably on the use of lime juice without the addition of fifteen per cent of spirits; that pure lime juice has been sent to the tropics and returned in perfect condition; and that the addition of spirits reduces the antiscorbutic properties of lime juice; and, if he will lay any such Report or Reports upon the Table of the House?


said, in reply, that three of the principal officers of the Victualing department of Deptford had reported favourably on the use of lime use without the addition of 15 per cent of spirits. Pure lime juice had also been sent to the Island of Ascension, and returned in excellent condition. He held in his hand the Report, and there was no objection to its production.

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