HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 cc599-600
65. Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

asked the President of the Board of Education if he will ensure that all children shall be instructed in the effect which a diet deficient in vitamin D has upon the teeth, and how decay of the teeth can be prevented by a proper choice of food stuffs?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the Handbook of Suggestions on Health Education issued by the Board for the guidance of teachers (particularly pages 29 and 55).

Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that this refers to experiments that have been issued since that Handbook has been issued, and will he consider revising it in the light of the experiments, the results of which are being issued now by the Medical Research Council, which are very important?


If the hon. and gallant Member will communicate with me, I will consider the matter.