§ Mr. WATT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware. that by the terms of the Ice Cream (Restriction) Order, 1917, the manufacture of what is known as water ice, which consists of water, to which arrowroot is added to whiten it, liquid saccharin to sweeten it, and fruit essence to flavour it, no sugar or milk 994W being used, is wholly restricted; that water ice mixed with temperance drinks is sold at a price of 1d. to numbers of the working classes of this country; and whether, under these circumstances and with the view of encouraging the public to drink temperance drinks, he can see his way to amend this Order by excluding from its operation the manufacture of water ice?
Iced drinks are in the nature of a luxury. I should have thought that the temperance drinks referred to could be made sufficiently attractive without the addition of water ice.