HC Deb 15 April 1954 vol 526 c144W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Food if he can now state what action is being taken to safeguard the public from thiourea poisoning in oranges imported from Spain.

Major Lloyd George

Local authorities in whose areas such oranges have been reported have been approached with a view to their taking appropriate action. As a result they have warned merchants against further importation. The Spanish Authorities have also warned all their fruit inspection offices that the complete prohibition of the export of such oranges to Great Britain must be strictly enforced.