§ Mr. Beechman
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the great difficulty of obtaining bananas for persons suffering from cœliac disease; and whether he will take immediate steps to hasten the existing procedure which is responsible for the delays.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The existing arrangements for supplying dried bananas to cœliac patients should not cause difficulty or delay. I am investigating the case to which the hon. Member has drawn attention, and will communicate with him when my inquiries are complete. Meanwhile a month's supply of dried bananas has been sent to the child in question.