HC Deb 29 January 1941 vol 368 c563
56. Mr. Leach

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, as representing the Ministry of Food, whether white flour unadulterated with vitamin B and calcium salt will be available after the fortified white flour is put on the market; and whether the fortified white flour will be labelled to show that chalk and a chemical substance have been mixed with it?

Major Lloyd George

The decision announced on behalf of the Government in the House on 18th July last concerned the addition of vitamin B1 and a calcium salt to white flour used for bread making. No decision has yet been reached on the question of similarly fortifying all white flour.

Mr. Leach

Is there any intention to have a label so that people may know what they are getting?

Major Lloyd George

If the decision was that all white flour should be so fortified, it would not arise, but if some white flour is not fortified, then a label would probably be desirable.