26 NOVEMBER 1937, Page 3

On Wednesday, Mr. Leonard, the Co-operative Member from Glasgow, having

been successful in the ballot for private Members' motions, called attention to malnutrition intensified by rising prices. A young Conservative, Mr. Hamilton Kerr, moved an amendment viewing with satis- faction the measures to improve nutrition already taken and proposed. His speech was excellent, but one cannot help feeling that the amendment was unfortunately phrased. It might at least have admitted the gravity of the problem and urged the Government to further efforts. Supporters of the Administration are perfectly entitled to take credit for such achievements as the milk-in-schools scheme. But on a subject of this kind they should beware even of the appear- ance of complacency.