§ 13. Earl Winterton
asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the number of cases of food poisoning that have arisen lately and the fact that official expert opinion has on more than one occasion drawn attention to the insanitary methods 628 of food handling in this country, he will issue a statement on the subject to be sent to all catering authorities.
§ Earl Winterton
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the standard is unfortunately deplorably lower here than, for example, in Scandinavian countries, and that I myself have seen the catering staff of this House hand out pieces of sugar and bread with their hands—a thing which would not be tolerated in Scandinavian countries or in the United States?
§ Mr. Somerville Hastings
In view of the very serious urgency of this matter, will my right hon. Friend consider not waiting, but issuing model by—laws now?
§ Sir Ralph Glyn
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that when the paper shortage necessitated the cessation of wrapping bread it was then stated that when paper became more plentiful that would be one of the first things to be done again?