HC Deb 23 March 1961 vol 637 cc554-5
10. Mr. Lipton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will now put into effect the recommendations of the Food Standards Committee on the quality of bread.

Mr. Soames

I have received many representations on the Food Standards Committee's Report on Bread and Flour and am considering them.

Mr. Lipton

Zero hour was on 17th February last, well over a month ago. When shall we get something better than the doped cotton wool which now passes for bread? This matter has been going on for many years now. Are the Government going to do something about it?

Mr. Soames

I cannot accept in any way the implication contained in the hon. Member's supplementary question. As to the timing of the matter, as I told him when he last asked a Question on this subject, I asked for reports to be in by 17th February. That has been done. The reports will be considered, and I hope to be able to make a statement fairly shortly.

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