§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that some misapprehension exists in the trades and industries affected by the proposed draft Regulations issued by the Ministry of Health in regard to preservatives in food; whether these Regulations are merely preliminary proposals; and whether an opportunity will be given to those concerned to submit their views before the Regulations are adopted in their final form?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The Regulations at present published are in the form of a draft, and are subject to reconsideration and amendment in the light of representations received. My right hon. Friend has already received representations from a number of the trades concerned, and although the statutory period of 40 days has expired, he will be pleased to give an opportunity to others who may be interested to submit their views, provided that they do so without loss of time.