§ CAPTAIN COTTON (Cheshire, Wirral)
asked the Secretary to the Local Government Board, Whether his attention has been drawn to the increasing quantity of foreign meat sold as English meat, at English prices, in this country; and, whether the Government will take any stops so to amend the law that, in future, this imported meat shall only be sold as such?
THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH)(who replied) (Bristol, W.)
said: I beg to refer the hon. and gallant Member to the answer which I gave on the 1st of March to the hon. Member for the Maldon Division of Essex (Mr. C. W. Gray). I believe, also, though I cannot give an authoritative opinion, that the sale of foreign imported meat as English meat, when English meat is demanded, is an offence under Section 6 of the Sale of Food and Drugs Act, 1875; and, therefore, I do not see that any further legislation is required.