HC Deb 30 January 1951 vol 483 c698
13. Sir Edward Boyle

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will ensure that supplies of national dried milk are made continuously available in Navy, Army and Air Force Institute canteens for the wives of soldiers serving in Hong Kong.

Mr. Strachey

This matter is causing concern. The manufacturers have been unable to supply national dried milk in hermetically sealed tins. If, therefore, it is not sold within 14 days of arrival in Hong Kong, illness may result. I am taking the matter up with N.A.A.F.I. and with my right hon. Friends the other Service Ministers and the Minister of Food with a view to an approach being made to the manufacturers.

Sir E. Boyle

While thanking the Minister for his reply and entirely appreciating the difficulties, may I ask him to bear in mind that this is a matter of some importance, as young children are very allergic to changes in their staple diet?

Mr. Strachey

I entirely agree with the hon. Member.