Ice Cream.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 29th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has considered the protests of manufacturers against the proposal of his Department to stop the manufacture of ice cream on the grounds that it is unfair to deprive children of this delicacy whilst parents may buy strong drink without hindrance; and what answer he proposes to send in reply to their representations?

Viscountess Astor:

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will reconsider the decision to prohibit the manufacture of ice cream after the end of September, 1942, in view of the hardship inflicted by the Order on many small traders who are in no way involved in the question of transport and labour?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

My Noble Friend has agreed to receive to-morrow a deputation from the ice cream industry, when full consideration will be given to the views of the industry on the proposal to prohibit the manufacture of ice cream after 30th September next.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

Is the hon. Gentleman's Noble Friend ready to answer the question that these people put? Why should ice cream be abolished while strong drink may be bought?

Photo of Mr Adam M'Kinlay Mr Adam M'Kinlay , Dunbartonshire

Will the Ministry consider the food value of ice cream before taking any decision?