HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c952
59. Major N. Macpherson

asked the Minister of Food whether he will arrange for a priority ration of eggs to be made regularly to "persons suffering from tuberculosis, against a doctor's certificate.

Mr. Strachey

It is with much reluctance that I cannot, at the present time, adopt the hon. Member's suggestion. The Special Diets Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council have given careful consideration to the special needs of these patients, and have consulted with the organisations concerned with the care and treatment of persons suffering from tuberculosis. The extra foods, 14 pints of milk and I oz. of cooking fats a week, which have been allowed, are in accordance with their recommendations.