§ MR. STRACHEY (Somersetshire, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he intends to adopt the standard for milk recommended by the Departmental Committee (Majority Report); and, if so, when such standard will come into force, and when he intends to appoint the promised Departmental Committee to inquire into a standard for butter.
§ MR. HANBURY
I hope to be able to state what the standard will be in the course of next week—and it should come into force after a reasonable period of notice, from a month to six weeks. We have already collected a considerable body of evidence to submit to the proposed Committee on a butter standard, and I hope to nominate it during the present month.