HC Deb 02 May 1899 vol 70 cc1116B-C
MR. ARTHUR MOORE (Londonderry)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he can give a Return of all prosecutions by county and borough authorities for infractions of the Margarine Act, 1887, showing the number of cases tried, and the number of convictions obtained?


I have been in communication with the Home Office on this subject, and I am informed that no information is available on the matters to which the honourable Member refers, and that it could only be obtained by means of a special and very laborious inquiry. In these circumstances, and as we are proposing very material changes in the law relating to the Sale of Food and Drugs Acts, the honourable Member will probably not think it necessary to press for a Return.