HC Deb 31 October 1945 vol 415 c423
67. Mr. Vernon Bartlett

asked the Minister of Food why orange juice is not made available for children over five years of age who have been released from Japanese prison camps.

Sir B. Smith

I am advised that children over five years of age obtain an adequate supply of Vitamin C from their ordinary diet. Where, for any reason, this does not apply, rose hip syrup, blackcurrant puree and synthetic Vitamin C tablets are available.

Mr. Maxton

Has the Minister ever tried any of these things?

Sir B. Smith

Yes, Sir. I have tried them. I think they are excellent as a hot drink in the winter.