MR. MAC NEILL(for Mr. MCLAREN,) Cheshire, Crewe
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Local Government Board how many samples of butter were analysed under the Sale of Food and Drugs Act last year, and how many were found to be adulterated; and how many such 1773 samples were detected by means of the Margarine Act?
§ MR. LONG
The Reports for 1891, which have been furnished to the Local Government Board, under the Sale of Food and Drugs Act, show that 3,558 samples of butter were analysed by the public analysts, and that 551 were adulterated. It does not appear from the Reports how many of these samples were detected by means of the Margarine Act; but generally the Board has no information as to this.