§ MR. HEDDERWICK
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether the Departmental Committee, presided over by Lord Wenlock, and appointed to consider whether any regulations as to presumptive standards of quality under Section 4 of the Sale of Food and Drugs Act, 1899, can be made with advantage in respect of milk and cream, have held any meetings and have arrived at any conclusions; and whether any steps have been taken by the Agricultural Board, in exercise of the powers conferred by the Act, to arrive at presumptive standards of quality in respect of butter and cheese.
§ *THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. LONG,) Liverpool, West Derby
The Committee to which the hon. Member refers have held several meetings, but they have not as yet presented their Report. I have not taken any steps with respect to the setting up of presumptive standards for butter and cheese, because I think it best to wait and see if any action can, in the first place, be taken in the case of milk and cream.