HC Deb 01 December 1952 vol 508 c1091
27. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Food what further action he contemplates to prevent the addition to foodstuffs of chemicals which are known or suspected to be a possible cause of ill-health.

Major Lloyd George

Under the Food and Drugs Act, 1938, it is an offence to sell a food which, by the addition of any substance, has been rendered injurious to health. The risks involved in the addition of suspected substances are constantly watched by the Government's medical and technical advisers.

Dr. Stross

Would the Minister do his best to bring forward the new food and drugs Bill, which he has in mind, as soon as possible after the Christmas Recess? While he has the Leader of the House sitting by his side will he urge his right hon. Friend that this is very necessary because the Leader of the House was away at breakfast when we discussed this matter on Friday morning?

Major Lloyd George

As the hon. Member knows from answers to Questions which I have given. I am most anxious that the food Bill should be brought forward, and it will be brought forward as soon as Parliamentary time permits.

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