§ 10. Mr. BOOTHBY
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will give instructions to the Education Department that the cooking of porridge, oat cakes and herrings shall be compulsory subjects of the cookery syllabus in all elementary schools?
§ Sir G. COLLINS
No syllabus for cookery instruction is approved unless it contains provision for instruction in the cooking of the foodstuffs referred to.
§ Mr. MAXTON
Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiry as to the nutritive value of these various items of diet before he insists on the children of Scotland being instructed in methods of cooking them?
§ Mr. HENDERSON STEWART
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the nutritive value of herrings is higher than that of any other food product?
§ Mr. MATHERS
Will the right hon. Gentleman, in dealing with this matter, see that, where these articles are cooked in oil stoves, these are supplied with oil from the Scottish shale oilfields?