§ 4. Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of protein is found in the average British loaf; and what percentage of protein is in the advertised high protein loaf.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. James Hoy)
The protein content of the average British loaf is approximately 14 per cent., calculated by weight on the dry matter of the bread.
The Bread and Flour Regulations, 1963, require any bread which is described as high-protein bread to contain not less than 22 per cent. protein.
§ Mr. Carter-Jones
I am grateful for that reply. Does my hon. Friend apreciate and will he bring to the notice of the Prices and Incomes Board the great discrepancy between the price of a loaf of ordinary flour bread and the price of a loaf with high protein content? Will he reconsider this problem?