§ 40. Mr. Niall Macpherson
asked the Minister of Food whether he will now decontrol the supply of glucose to manufacturers of confectionery.
§ Mr. Macpherson
Would the hon. Lady be prepared to issue a certain proportion of the sugar allocation to small manufacturers of confectionery in the form of glucose, which would greatly increase the variety that they could manufacture?
§ Dr. Summerskill
Certain manufacturers do have glucose, but I must remind the hon. Gentleman that the supply of glucose depends on the supply of maize and starch, which is in short supply.