HC Deb 23 April 1875 vol 223 cc1510-1

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether his attention has been called to the evidence of Dr. Cameron before the Select Committee on the Adulteration of Food Act, 1872, where he states, that in new whisky there is present amylic alcohol, commonly called fusil oil, a substance which he characterises as— A most objectionable ingredient, worse than any adulterant that can be put into whiskey; also where he says— There is this difficulty in new whiskey, that it contains fusil oil, and if you drink it when it is new the effect is perfectly maddening; and, whether he intends introducing any clause into the measure now before the House dealing with Dr. Cameron's recommendation— That whiskey should not be allowed to be removed from the Government bonded stores until after the expiration of at least a year?


, in reply, said, his attention had been called to that paragraph in the Report of the Committee referred to. He was anxious not to introduce into the measure now before the House any provision applying to any particular article of food or drink; but the question of removing and retaining whisky in bond was under the consideration of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who had promised to inquire into the subject.