§ 20. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that machine-skimmed condensed milk, which is unfit for consumption by infants, is being imported in increasing quantities; and whether, if investigations show that this milk is injurious 1003 to invalids and healthy people, he will take steps to prohibit its importation?
I am aware of the increase in the imports of machine-skimmed condensed milk. The absence of milk fat renders this article unsuitable for infants, but I am advised that its constituents, so far from being injurious, are of high nutritional value for ordinary food purposes, and I see no sufficient reason for prohibiting its importation.