§ 50. Mr. Mander
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food into what form of food the minimum daily requirements of the most important vitamins and minerals are being introduced; whether he is aware that the United States 600 of America are anxious to send us synthetic vitamins occupying negligible shipping space; and whether advantage will be taken of this?
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Major Lloyd George)
Steps are being taken to obtain from the United States of America such quantities of vitamin as my Noble Friend is advised are desirable to supplement the amounts available in the form of natural foods. Medical and scientific advisers consider that the only mineral deficiency which is to be feared under war-time conditions is in respect to calcium. Recommendations for dealing with this possible deficiency are now under consideration.