§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether there is any legal standard of water in butter; whether Somerset House has fixed any such standard; and whether he is prepared to issue a circular to local authorities pointing out to them the law in this matter?
SIR WALTER FOSTER
The Select Committee on the adulteration of food products have not yet reported. From the evidence before them it appears that there is no legal standard of water in butter, and Somerset House has not fixed any such standard. When the Committee have reported, I hope local authorities will be better informed on the matter.