HC Deb 17 July 1941 vol 373 c750W
Mr. Groves

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that some local authorities have made arrangements for the acquisition of oranges and for their sale, through welfare centres, for consumption by young children; and whether all local authorities will be recommended Lo adopt this course?

Major Lloyd George

I am not aware of the extent to which arrangements on the lines mentioned are being made by local authorities, but the Ministry of Health, who have been consulted in the matter, are not prepared to recommend their general adoption as the most suitable means of ensuring supplies of oranges to young children.