HC Deb 09 February 1956 vol 548 cc203-4W
36. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if a decision has yet been reached in respect to the banning of dyed kippers on health grounds; and what progress has been made in the experiments designed again to popularise the traditional smoked kipper.

Mr. Amory

A decision must depend on the action taken on the Food Standards Committee's recommendations on the use of colour in food, but I will see that no time is lost in dealing with kippers. As regards the second part of the Question, the hon. Member presumably has in mind the experiments at the Torry Research Station. I understand that there is at present nothing to add to the reply given to him on 11th July, 1955, by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works.