Vitamins, Scotland

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1949.

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Photo of Major Guy Lloyd Major Guy Lloyd , Renfrewshire Eastern 12:00 am, 29th June 1949

asked the Minister of Food what proportion of mothers in Scotland are taking up the free or cheap allowances of orange juice, cod liver oil and vitamin pills; and what is happening to the unwanted stocks.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Dr. Edith Summer-skill):

About 25 per cent. of the total amounts of orange juice, cod liver oil and vitamin tablets which mothers are entitled to receive for themselves or for their children are taken up. There are no unwanted stocks since supplies are closely correlated to actual demands.