§ Mr. F. M. Bennett
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware of the increasing importance of additives in food production today; what arrangements he is making for keeping their use under review; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Soames
My predecessors and I have hitherto been advised on the use of food additives by a Sub-Committee of the Food Standards Committee through the parent body.
In view of the increasing importance of these substances I have arranged the setting up of a Food Additives and Contaminants Committee from which I may obtain advice directly on such subjects.
The Chairman of the new Committee will be Professor R. A. Morton, at present Chairman of the Additives Sub-Committee of the Food Standards Committee.