HC Deb 17 March 1959 vol 602 c186
16. Mr. Partridge

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what research is being done in order to improve the standard of packaging of foodstuffs.

Mr. H. Nicholls

At the laboratories of the Printing, Packaging and Allied Trades Research Association, supported by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, work is being carried out on methods of protecting foodstuffs against the hazards of transport and climate with a view to reducing packaging costs and ensuring that goods reach the consumer in prime condition.

Mr. Partridge

May I ask my hon. Friend whether anything is being done about the standardisation of packets and the design of cartons?

Mr. Nicholls

It is under both of these heads that much of the research is being done.