§ 73. Mr. McELWEE
asked the Minister of Health the names of the various ingredients used in the manufacture of 819 margarine m Great Britain during 1930; and the principal sources from which they are obtained?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Miss Lawrence)
My right hon. Friend is not able to give information specifically relating to the year 1930, but he is advised that the principal ingredients normally used in the manufacture of margarine are various vegetable oils and fats, such as arachis, cocoanut, palm kernel, soya bean, and cotton seed oils, and rendered animal fats such as oleo oil and hardened marine animal fats. The ingredients are obtained from various sources, home and foreign, including West Africa and Manchuria for vegetable oils and South America for oleo.
§ Mr. McELWEE
Will the hon. Lady inquire, or advise the Minister of Health to inquire, as to the amount of fat that is extracted from sewage disposal works, and whether it is being used in the manufacture of margarine?
§ Miss LAWRENCE
If my hon. Friend can send me any information as to this practice, I shall be glad to receive it. At present there is no information.