§ MR. J. K. WINGFIELD-DIGBY (Dorset, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that milk from abroad, strongly impregnated with poisonous acids, is being landed in this country, and, though there is no guarantee to show whether the said milk comes from pure and sanitary dairies or from in sanitary dairies and diseased animals, yet this impregnated and stale stuff is allowed to be sold as fresh new milk, to the detriment of public health, and the discouragement of the British farmer and all honest traders; and, if he is aware of these facts, will the Government take immediate steps to put an end to this practice?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD
I am not aware of the facts as stated in the Question. If I had such information it would, of course, command my attention. There is one case, I am aware, in which it is alleged that in a particular instance milk which was supposed to, have tome from abroad contained 40 grains of boric acid to the gallon: but proceedings in that case have been instituted, and it is now awaiting decision.