HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c107W
74. Mr. Parker

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what steps have been taken to implement the recommendations of the recent Report on Nutrition in Newfoundland.

Mr. Bottomley

Dr. Cuthbertson's valuable report has recently been published here as a Stationery Office paper. It is being carefully studied. In the meantime a member of the staff of the Rowett Research Institute, Miss F. Russell, has been seconded to Newfoundland as a nutrition adviser and has among other activities arranged for broadcast talks in the island. Amongst the measures which have already been taken following Dr. Cuthbertson's visit to Newfoundland I. may mention the trebling of the rate of fortification of margarine with Vitamins A and D, the removal of customs duties on margarine and canned milk, and an increase in relief allowances. Arrangements are also being made for a largely increased quantity of chocolate powder to be distributed in 1947.

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