HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 c1137
42. Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will issue regulations to require producers of margarine for domestic consumption to indicate its vitamin content in order that diabetic and other invalids forced to purchase margarine as a substitute for butter may know which brands to buy?

45 Mr. White

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether, in view of the decision that no supplementary allowance of butter is needed for invalids, he will issue instructions that vitaminised margarine should be clearly marked?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I would refer the hon. Members to my reply to the hon. Member for Consett (Mr. David Adams) on 25th January. All margarine sold for domestic consumption after 5th February will be vitaminised to the same extent as b[...]tter.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

May I ask whether the hon. Gentleman will undertake that the packet will be marked with the percentage of vitamins in the margarine?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I could give no such undertaking, but all margarine will be vitaminised and it will contain Vitamins A and D to the same extent as butter.

Mr. Leach

May I ask the Minister whether he believes in this process?