§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that certain statements relating to the value of skimmed milk contained in the Annual Report of the Scottish Board of Health have created an impression that skimmed condensed milk should not be labelled unfit for babies; and if he will take steps to reaffirm the danger to health of feeding infants and young children on skimmed milk?2043W
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am not aware that anything in the Annual Report of the Scottish Board of Health has created the impression that skimmed condensed milk should not be labelled "Unfit for Babies" and I do not see anything in the Report to justify such an impression. There is no doubt that skimmed condensed milk is quite unsuitable for the feeding of infants. As regards the last part of the question, the food tests in Scotland dealt with in the Report have shown the value of good fresh skimmed milk as a supplement to the diet of school children.