HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 cc2098-9
40. Mr. Mathers

asked the Minister of Health whether His Majesty's Government have yet set up a national nutrition committee in accordance with the recommendations of the League of Nations Assembly; and, if so, whether he will give particulars as to its composition and terms of reference?

Sir K. Wood

Yes, Sir. The Advisory Committee on Nutrition had already been appointed before the recommendations, to which the hon. Members refers, were made; it includes some of the leading scientific authorities on nutrition, physiologists, and economists and its terms of reference are: To inquire into the facts, quantitative and qualitative, in relation to the diet of the people, and to report as to any changes therein which appear desirable in the light of modern advances in the knowledge of nutrition.

Mr. Mathers

Will the results of this inquiry be passed on to the League of Nations?

Sir K. Wood:

Yes, Sir. A number of reports have already been published.

Mr. H. G. Williams

Will the committee come to a determination with regard to the pasteurisation of milk?

Sir K. Wood

I should require notice of that question.