HC Deb 23 February 1948 vol 447 cc286-7W
Colonel Wheatley

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that the British Melters have been supplying the fish friers over a period of 12 months with a mixture of 70 per cent. Argentine technical tallow and 30 per cent. of other fats to make up 100 per cent. dripping; and if he will now amend S.R. & O. 701 (Edible Oils and Fats (Control of Sales) Order, 1943), so as to permit of the release to the food trade of oils and fats now debarred under the order, subject to conformity with the Food and Drugs Act.

Mr. Strachey

The only tallow supplied to, and used by British Melters, Ltd., is of good edible quality. I do not think it would be in the public interest to adopt the suggestion in the second part of the hon. Member's Question.