HC Deb 17 May 1898 vol 57 c1553
MR. JEFFREYS (Hants, North)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board with regard to the fact that an English purveyor of milk was convicted on 11th May, at the Marylebone Police Court, and fined £2, with £2 2s. costs, for selling milk adulterated with boracic acid, which was injurious to infants and invalids, whether he is aware that all foreign imported milk is adulterated in the same way; and whether any action has been taken against these foreign importers?


I am afraid there is nothing which I can add to the replies which I have recently given to two similar Questions on the same subject; but I can assure my honourable Friend that the matter is being carefully watched, and I shall not hesitate to take whatever action may be necessary if the examinations now proceeding should show that the milk in question is injurious to public health.