HC Deb 30 May 1952 vol 501 cc202-3W
Lieut. - Colonel Bromley - Davenport

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider allowing extra rations such as butter, cheese and eggs to sufferers from Parkinson's disease, since, at present, such sufferers are only entitled to the normal ration and are unable to eat or digest most unrationed food.

Major Lloyd George

I am advised that diet does not affect the progress of Parkinson's disease. I therefore regret that in the present circumstances I cannot consider allowing such extra rations as butter, cheese and eggs to these unfortunate sufferers as a class. Where there is organic difficulty in swallowing, however, my advisers have made recommendations which allow for a fluid diet of adequate calorie level. In addition, my advisers are always willing to give sympathetic consideration to applications from doctors for special treatment of unusual conditions.