HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 cc609-10W
Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Health whether, since as the result of an analysis white bread made by a large London bakery was found to contain 37.6 per cent, of water, he will have an analysis made of bread from various districts throughout the country and consider introducing legislation to prohibit such a high percentage of water in bread sold throughout this country?

Mr. Elliot

The percentage of moisture content referred to is not, as I am advised, so high as to call for the action suggested by my hon. Friend.