HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc696-7W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he still proposes to add to the flour for the reinforced loaf, described in the debate on 18th July, a certain undefined proportion of a calcium salt; whether he is aware that a recent research based on experimental and chemical data and conducted at the Liverpool Institute of Research throws doubt upon the assumption that there is any general deficiency of calcium in the people's diet, and indicates that there is danger in increasing the calcium content in the manner proposed?

Major Lloyd George

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. As regards the latter part of the Question, my Noble Friend is advised that the results of the research work referred to are under consideration on behalf of the Medical Research Council, but that it already appears that there are reasons for mistrusting the conclusions drawn from the Liverpool experiments.

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