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Flour (Improvers)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 1 February 1954

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asked the Minister of Food if a suitable substitute has yet been found for agene in flour for human or animal consumption.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Dr. Stross) on 25th January.

:Can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman say when a decision on this long awaited matter is likely to be made?

:We shall come to a decision as soon as possible. I am sure the hon. Member appreciates that some very complicated and important questions have to be dealt with in this matter, which is why it is taking a long time. Experiments are involved, the results of which have to be watched with great care. I can assure the hon. Member that we are doing everything we can to expedite the matter.