§ 17. Mr. Barnes
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has reached a decision about the use of sodium cyclamate in food products.
§ Mr. Barnes
Can my right hon. Friend say why it is that if sodium cyclamates can be used in soft drinks, as they can be at the moment, it is not possible to give the go ahead for their use in special dietary foods subject to the same safeguards?
§ Mr. John Hall
Would not the Minister agree that there is considerable doubt about the possible effects of sodium cyclamates in foodstuffs? It is not at present permitted in the Common Market countries or in the United States, so would he consider carefully before agreeing to the use of sodium cyclamates in foodstuffs?