HC Deb 22 November 1948 vol 458 cc855-6
40. Mr. Niall Macpherson

asked the Minister of Food whether he will now decontrol the supply of glucose to manufacturers of confectionery.

Dr. Summerskill

No, Sir.

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.