HC Deb 02 December 1953 vol 521 c1142
21. Mr. D. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Food if he will take steps to make it compulsory by statute for all bread to bear the distinctive mark of the manufacturer.

Major Lloyd George

No, Sir.

Mr. Griffiths

Will the Minister look at this matter again? I am satisfied that only a trivial cost would be involved. Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that when people purchase their bread from two or three different sources, it is impossible to trace any contamination?

Major Lloyd George

The investigations which I have made lead me to the conclusion that it would not be very difficult to trace the source of the bread. Of course, I am quite prepared to look at the matter, but I remind the hon. Member that the practical difficulties of doing what he suggests would be quite considerable.