33. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Health the percentage of water content in the bread sold in England and in the United States, respectively?
§ Mr. Bernays
I have no recent information as to the average water content of bread sold in this country. In the United States, as I understand, certain kinds of bread are defined as having a maximum of 38 per cent. of moisture one hour or more after baking, but I have no further information.
Mr. De la Bère
Will my hon. Friend take steps to find out this information, which can be obtained, and is it not very desirable in the interests of the country that those figures should be obtained?