HC Deb 27 February 1924 vol 170 c488W

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been drawn to a statement recently made by Dr. Savage, county medical officer of health for Somerset, to the effect that tinned machine-skimmed milk is most injurious when used as a food for infants, for which purpose, owing to its cheapness, it is largely employed; if he is aware that Great Britain is practically the only country in the world which permits the importation of skimmed milk in tinned form; and if he will take steps to prohibit its importation and production, except for commercial purposes, in the interests of the general health of the community?


My attention has been drawn to the statement referred to. In reply to the latter part of the question I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for the Maidstone Division (Commander Bellairs) on Monday last.