§ 71. Dr. Edith Summerskill
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will make it clear to the public that only certain margarines on the market contain added vitamins which make them equivalent in vitamin content to butter?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
I am informed that in the case of vitaminised margarine the fact is clearly stated on the wrapper. The public is thus able to judge for itself in this matter.
§ Dr. Summerskill
Does the right hon Gentleman associate himself with the statement which was issued from his Department and published in the "Times," on 17th November to the effect that the vitamin content of margarine is equivalent to that of butter, and does he think that that is in the public interest? Is it not misleading?
§ Mr. Morrison
I had better have a look at the statement to which the hon. Lady refers. I am not aware of it. If she will refer me to it, I will look at it.