HC Deb 13 June 1934 vol 290 cc1691-2

asked the Minister of Pensions if he is aware that margarine is issued normally to all patients in the Ministry of Pensions hospitals; and if, having regard to the surplus milk in the country, he will issue instructions for butter to be used in place of margarine?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

Butter is always supplied to patients in Ministry hospitals if medically recommended, but otherwise the practice in Ministry hospitals has in the past followed that of the majority of similar institutions. But I am going into this matter with a view to making a change.


Is the Minister aware that certain qualities of margarine have the same qualities as cod liver oil, and are much better for patients than ordinary butter?