HC Deb 22 January 1941 vol 368 c198W
Colonel Carver

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that in the great war shops were encouraged to sell carrots singly to children and that this was done with great benefit to their health; and whether he will consider recommending this practice now in view of the fact that certain fruits and sweets may not be plentiful?

Mr. Johnstone

I am grateful to my hon. and gallant Friend for his suggestion, which is being communicated to the retail fruit and vegetable trade. My Noble Friend welcomes any suggestions that will lead to an increase in the consumption of carrots—especially in their raw state—because they are the richest source of vitamin A among the common vegetables available in winter.

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