Foodstuffs (Colouring Matter)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1964.

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Mrs. Butler:

Would it not be more satisfactory if the present list of colourings were scrapped altogether and only those colours which have been proved to be safe retained? Will the right hon. Gentleman bear this in mind in his discussions with the trade, and will he take action quickly, realising that the public are completely helpless in this matter, that they have no means of knowing which foodstuffs contain harmful colourings and which do not and that they rely on him to protect them?