Good Friday Buns.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 2nd April 1941.

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Photo of Mr John Banfield Mr John Banfield , Wednesbury

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has considered the question of Good Friday buns; and whether he can make a statement?

Major Lloyd George:

My Noble Friend has placed no prohibition upon the manufacture of this class of confectionery, and sees no reason to make a statement.

Photo of Sir Frederick Messer Sir Frederick Messer , Tottenham South

Will there be any currants in them this year?

Photo of Mr John Banfield Mr John Banfield , Wednesbury

Has the Minister's right hon. Friend received letters from various bakers' associations asking that these buns should be prohibited this year? Will he take any action in regard to the buns? Does he realise that the amount of fat and sugar that are used in the manufacture of these things is a bit of a scandal, especially when they are of no use?

Major Lloyd George:

It is, of course, open to bakers to make hot cross buns, or not, as they wish.

Photo of Mr John Banfield Mr John Banfield , Wednesbury

Has the Minister any intention of giving them more fat?

Major Lloyd George:

No, Sir.