HC Deb 06 November 1930 vol 244 c1075W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the allegations in his current Departmental report that the practice of wrapping cheeses in tinfoil is a potential danger to the health of the consumer; whether this assertion was thoroughly substantiated before being made; and, if not, whether he proposes to insert a qualification of it in the next issue of his annual publication?


The passage to which the hon. Member refers is an extract from a report of the analyst of a local authority quoted in the recent annual report of my Department. I am advised that the analyst's comments are well founded and that tin is an objectionable constituent of articles of food. I do not propose, therefore, to publish any qualification of those comments.