§ 71. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, before finally approving any changes in the Artificial Sweeteners in Food Order, 1953, to permit the wider use of chemical sweetening substances such as cyclamates in foodstuffs generally, he will arrange for detailed re-examination of any scientific objections which have been put forward to the effect that widespread consumption of such chemical substances may produce disease or other serious consequences so far as public health is concerned.
§ Mr. Hoy
The proposal to amend the Artificial Sweeteners Order so as to permit the use of cyclamates has been made in the light of advice given by the Food Standards Committee and the Committee on the Medical and Nutritional Aspects of Food Policy after thorough consideration of the possibility of hazard to health. I have received no fresh evidence which would justify a re-examination of the proposal.