HC Deb 17 January 1940 vol 356 cc109-10
11. Mr. De la bère

asked the Minister of Health whether, since the Army Contracts Purchasing Department prohibits the use of chemically-treated white flour for the troops, he will consider affording the same protection to the general public?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health (Miss Horsbrugh)

My right hon. Friend is not satisfied on the evidence available to him that a general prohibition would be justified.

Mr. De la Bère

May I ask my hon. Friend whether she will take some steps to have this matter gone into further, and will she tell us how long the milling combines are to be allowed to be a reproach and a disgrace to this country?

Miss Horsbruģh

Yes, Sir, I am sure that my right hon. Friend will bear this matter in mind; and if the hon. Member thinks the situation is unsatisfactory, perhaps he will urge all those who hold the same opinion as he does to demand bread made of such flour, and in that case, no doubt, the trade would supply it.

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