HC Deb 12 December 1955 vol 547 cc124-5W
48. Mr. Bence

asked the Minister of Health what information has been circulated to medical officers of health by his Department respecting the food value of cod liver oil.

Miss Hornsby-Smith

The results of a small survey on a selected group of children were described in the Ministry's. Monthly Bulletin which is sent to medical officers of health. A Press comment on this Report may have given rise to misunderstanding. My right hon. Friend would like to make it clear that in his view all young children need an adequate supply of vitamin D in their diet and cod liver oil is an excellent source of this vitamin.