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. Slater:

Would it not be wiser to adopt the suggestion of my hon. Friend the Member for Wood Green (Mrs. Butler) and ensure that only those colours about which it is known that there are no adverse effects should be used, rather than wait another five years for a further report, with people in the meantime being compelled to go on buying some foods without knowing whether or not they are having a bad effect on their health? Will the Minister follow my hon. Friend's advice and not wait another five years before being able to give the House more adequate information?