asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the extensive sales promotion by some leading soft drink manufacturers of new lines of such drinks artificially sweetened by petroleum-derived cyclamates which are officially forbidden to be used in foodstuffs until further medical research has been carried out, he will state the estimated maximum quantity of this chemical substance which may be safely consumed annually in soft drinks by adults, growing children and nursing mothers, respectively, without adversely affecting their health, growth and reproductive capacity.
§ Mr. Loughlin
I am unable to add to the reply given by my right hon. Friend16W the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 19th May to my hon. Friend the Member for Wood Green (Mrs. Joyce Butler) and to the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Dodds-Parker).