HC Deb 22 April 1902 vol 106 cc937-8
MR. O'SHAUGHNESSY (Limerick, W.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture if he can state whether milk-blended butter comes within the terms of the Margarine Act.


The question whether the sale of the article called milk-blended butter is not contrary to the provisions of the Margarine Act is now before the Law Courts on Appeal, and I cannot anticipate that decision. In any case, the practice of adding water to butter appears to me to be at least as objectionable as that of adding animal fat; and should the existing law be insufficient to deal with the practice, I shall, no doubt, have to consider whether fresh legislation is not necessary.