HC Deb 14 June 1938 vol 337 c73W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what surveys have been set afoot with regard to the dietary habits of the people and their nutritional consequences; whether any reports have yet been received and when is it anticipated that the full results of the inquiries will be available?

Mr. Colville

The Advisory Committee on Nutrition are carrying out extensive dietary surveys in England and Scotland. In Scotland the work is in the hands of Professor Cathcart and Sir John Orr and it is expected that the studies will be completed in the course of the summer. Sir John Orr is also undertaking on behalf of the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust a scheme of research to determine the relationship between the diets and the state of development and health of children and adolescents. This research includes a dietary survey carried out by a team of trained investigators. The experiments cover a period of 12 months and it is not expected that any results can be published until 1939.