§ Mr. WESTWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that barley millers in Scotland are being compelled to dismiss their workmen owing to the operation of the Public Health (Preservatives in Food) Regulations, which prohibit the use of sulphur in the milling of barley; and what action does he propose to meet the request previously submitted to him by the Scottish Millers' Association to allow the use of sulphur in the milling of barley?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I have received representations from barley millers to the effect that their trade in barley has been adversely affected by the operation of the Public Health (Preservatives in Food) Regulations. As the hon. Member is doubtless aware, a considerable proportion of Scottish barley is produced for export, and I am accordingly keeping the matter under observation in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health.