§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somersetshire, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, seeing that the evidence of the Butter Standard Committee has been published for some time, he can now fix a standard for butter.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE (Mr. HANBURY,) Preston
Regulations will at once be issued under Section 4 of the Sale of Food and Drugs Act, 1899, declaring that the presence of more than 16 per cent. of water in any sample of butter shall raise a presumption that the butter is not genuine. The regulations will come into force on the 15th May.