HC Deb 28 May 1936 vol 312 c2178
30. Captain PLUGGE

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the desirability of encouraging the consumption of fish and of the frequent practice of throwing this commodity back into the sea when there is no market, he can state whether fish is included in the diet of persons in publicly-maintained institutions; and, if so, to what extent?


The dietaries in institutions maintained by local authorities do not require my approval; but as a result of recent inquiries I understand that it is the practice of the majority of authorities to provide the inmates of public assistance institutions with a fish dinner once a week. In addition, fish is frequently provided for breakfast in children's homes.


Will my right hon. Friend persuade his colleagues at the Admiralty, the War Office and the Air Ministry to follow his example?