HC Deb 24 February 1964 vol 690 cc4-5W
39. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Health, how much a year has been saved since the prices of children's welfare foods were increased in June, 1961; and what has been the decline in the use by children of orange juice, cod liver oil and vitamin tablets since the charges were raised by the Government in June, 1961.

Mr. Braine

An estimated £1.2 million annually; 54 per cent. for orange juice issued to mothers and young children and 64 per cent. for cod liver oil for children under the Welfare Foods Scheme in 1963 compared with 1960; vitamin tablets are not supplied for children.