§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S. E.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government would give facilities to a short Bill having for its object the compulsory labelling of Foreign and Colonial meat?
§ MR. W. E. GLADSTONE
The object of marking foreign goods was to prevent imposition, but the question of trying how far the system is applicable to foreign meat has not as yet been very thoroughly examined. I had understood that it was reserved for inquiries which have not yet taken place. The Government will be glad to give facilities for such inquiries.