Why not? Why does the right hon. Gentleman allow the use, for instance, of borax as a preservative in margarine and other food products? Why not for cream, too? Why is there this confusion and these variations of policy between the different sections of his Ministry?
Because circumstances vary. I myself would not, any more than the hon. Gentleman would, claim to be an expert in the science of this matter, but one takes advice from the most responsible people, and I am quite satisfied, on the advice that I have been given, that it would be wrong to do as the hon. Member suggests.