Saccharin Tablets

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons on 8th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of a shortage of saccharin tablets, which are so valuable to thousands of householders; and whether he intends taking any action in the matter?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

I am aware that there is an unsatisfied demand for saccharin tablets, but as the raw materials are required for more essential purposes I can see no prospect in existing circumstances of increasing the present production, which is about 25 times prewar output.

Photo of Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson Mr Oliver Locker-Lampson , Birmingham Handsworth

Does this not prove that saccharin is very bad, and should not be used?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

It certainly has no food value.