§ 73. Mr. CAMPBELL
asked the Minister of Health whether he is calling attention to the need for the adoption by private people of improved methods of cold storage in view of the new Regulations against the use of preservatives in food?
§ 67. Mr. SPOOR
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the situation about to be created by the prohibition of food preservatives, he will call for a Return from medical officers of health indicating the extent, adequacy, or otherwise of cold storage in their respective areas; and what steps the Ministry pro pose to take to encourage the use of refrigerators in the homes of consumers?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I do not think it necessary to call for such a return as the hon. Member suggests, since information as to the cold storage accommodation of the country is already in the possession of 708 the Government. As regards the second part of the question, I think that the hon. Member probably over-estimates the extent to which the Preservatives Regulations will necessitate any increase in the facilities for domestic refrigeration in the home, and I do not propose to take any steps in the matter.
§ Mr. A. V. ALEXANDER
Did not the Minister of Health definitely promise last year that there should be a Debate on this question before the regulations became operative, and, if that be so, can he tell us when we shall have that Debate?