HC Deb 15 May 1918 vol 106 c354

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food if he is aware that an Order has been issued prohibiting the fried fish trade from using edible cotton-seed oil and substituting the use of compounds; whether representations have been made to him that these compounds are totally unsuitable for the purpose as well as dangerous; and can he see his way to have this Order revoked and the use of cottonseed oil restored?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. So far as supplies permit, the fried fish trade are allowed to choose either cottonseed oil or compound. In only one instance has any complaint been received that a compound was unsuitable, and the issue of this was promptly stopped. I may add that, in order to economise cereals, every effort is being made to increase the supplies of suitable oils and fats for frying fish and potatoes.

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