HC Deb 27 February 1936 vol 309 cc650-1

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that the consumption by families of the unemployed of meat, including beef, mutton, bacon, etc., and of eggs, is, like that of milk, only about one-third that of the average of the whole country, he will take the necessary steps, as in the case of milk, to ensure cheaper supplies to unemployed of these essential foodstuffs, and thus raise the low nutritional standards of these citizens?


The consumption of the commodities mentioned as well as of other food stuffs by various classes of the community is a matter which receives the constant attention of my Advisory Committee on Nutrition, but the most effective steps that can be taken to raise nutritional standards are undoubtedly such steps as are being taken by the Government to reduce unemployment and increase purchasing power.