asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any information in connection with the making of soya sausages; whether it will be compulsory to have meat content of 37½ per cent.; and when the sausages will be commenced?
In reply to the first part of the Question, directions for the making of soya sausages will be issued to all concerned. As the matter is somewhat technical I have sent to my hon. Friend a copy of these directions. In reply to the second part of the Question the answer is in the affirmative, but there will be a limited tolerance above and below 37½ per cent. In reply to the last part of the Question the new arrangements will come into force in respect of the soya content on 25th July and somewhat earlier in respect of the meat content, but sausage makers are being encouraged to apply the new recipe as soon as they secure their supplies of soya, distribution of which is now in train.