HC Deb 27 April 1908 vol 187 cc1032-3

To ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can give particulars of the mortality for the period 1900–2, at five age-groups of ages, from twenty-five to thirty-five, thirty-five to forty-five, forty-five to fifty-five, fifty-five to sixty-five, and sixty-five upwards, for all occupied males, brewers, publicans, including innkeepers and inn-servants, publicans in London, publicans ill industrial districts, and publicans in agricultural districts respectively.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) The following are the particulars of the mortality in England and Wales in the period 1900–2 at five age-groups of males (aged twenty-five and upwards) engaged in the supply of intoxicating liquors, as compared in each age-group with that of all occupied males taken as 100—

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) In view of the importance of the public health and trade interests concerned, regulations dealing with preservatives in food generally could not be made without considerable preliminary inquiry or without supplementing the investigations of the Departmental Committee in various directions. In these circumstances it has not been found practicable to include regulations on this subject in the series now in preparation, but I have not lost sight of the matter, and have already directed inquiries to be made with regard to the present position of preservatives in certain food stuffs.