HC Deb 07 August 1912 vol 41 c3152
33. Mr. LYNCH

asked the President of the Local Government Board what methods of sterilising milk are in use in his Department; whether any one of these has proved entirely satisfactory; and, if not, which is considered the most advantageous?


No sterilisation of milk, except occasionally for laboratory purposes, takes place in my Department.

34. Mr. LYNCH

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention had been called to the discussion on 25th July in the section of physiology at the recent meeting of the British Medical Association, at which several authorities attributed effects of malnutrition to the use of boiled milk; and whether, in view of the importance of the matter and the scantiness of properly controlled experiments on the subject in this country, he will institute a scheme of new experiments in order to decide the question?


I have not yet had an opportunity of seeing a full account of the discussion to which the hon. Member refers. I am awaiting a further report from Dr. Lane Claypon on the subject of milk. When I receive that I will decide whether any further experimental procedures are necessary.