§ MAJOR F. C. RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the prosecution of the Callow Park Milk Company by Mr. W. H. Temple, inspector under the Food and Drugs Act, in which Mr. Cassal, public analyst, stated that the milk, believed to be Dutch, contained forty grains of boric acid to the gallon, which was forbidden to be used in Holland and Germany, except in milk specially reserved for exportation to England; and whether, considering the high standard required from the British farmer, he can check the importation of the adulterated article?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. T. W. RUSSELL,) Tyrone, S.
I understand that the magistrate has not yet 899 given his decision in the case referred to, and under these circumstances it does not appear to me that I can make any statement in the matter.
§ MAJOR RASCH
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that 10,000 gallons of French milk are landed at Southampton every day, and is only made saleable by the use of an antiseptic?
§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
Yes, those facts are reported to us, but I would ask my hon. Friend to repeat his Question after the decision of the magistrate has been given.