HC Deb 20 February 1918 vol 103 cc728-9
57. Mr. BYRNE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he is aware of the hardships inflicted on sweeteries and ice-cream manufacturers; it he is aware that the recent Order prohibiting the manufacture of ice-cream will have the effect of closing down a large number of sweet shops in Dublin; and if he will withdraw the prohibition Order and allow ice-cream to be manufactured with nulomoline, which is a substitute for sugar?


The Food Controller is aware that the issue of the Ice-cream Order and other similar restriction Orders is, unfortunately, inseparable from individual hardships. But, in view of the necessity of conserving the supplies not only of milk and sugar, but also during the summer, of ice, no variation of the Order can be made.


Is there any foundation for the insinuation in the question that Dublin is being any worse treated than any other part of the country?


I know of none.

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