§ MR. ARTHUR J. MOORE (Londonderry)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that a Return of Margarine Manufacturers (in continuation of the Return of Session, 1892), moved for some two months ago, has not yet been made to the House; and, if he could explain to the House how he intends to set the new Act in motion, should it become law, when the local authorities are unwilling, or unable, to make such a Return as the one ordered within two months of the Order of the House.
§ * THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
I am aware of the fact to which the hon. Member refers, but I do not think it need be concluded there from that we shall experience any great difficulty in securing the efficient working of the Sale of Food and Drugs Bill when it becomes law. A certain amount of delay in the presentation of a Return is not unlikely to occur when information has to be obtained from several hundred sources in all three divisions of the United Kingdom.