Soft Drinks Order

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons on 5th April 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Minister of Food in what particulars the Emergency Powers (Defence) Food (Soft Drinks) Order, S.R. & O., No. 209, of 1944, meets the complaints made by members of the industry since the issue of the Soft Drinks Order, 1943.

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

Articles 1 (f), 1 (h) and 1 (j) are amendments based on suggestions received from the trade and are generally welcomed by it.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman tell the House whether the suggestions from the trade were from those who were members of the Association? Has any regard been paid at all to those persons who refuse to join the group, as they might well do?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

We had some representations, which we considered, from others than those in the war-time Association, but they were people who have not got a sugar allocation, who were providing synthetic soft drinks which they had started since the beginning of the war, and which had nothing like the nutritional value of those to which the Order applies.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman satisfied that the very small amount of sugar upon which he insists as a necessity has any nutritional value at all unless a person drinks about two or three gallons of it?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

Without it, there is none.