HC Deb 03 August 1904 vol 139 c712
MR. ROUND (Essex, Harwich)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the alleged physical degeneration of the people, he will take steps to give effect to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Arsenical Poisoning by appointing a special expert officer to inquire into and advise upon all questions affecting the purity of manufactured or prepared food whether of home or foreign origin.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I hays not at present come to a decision on the subject. The recommendations of the Royal Commission are now receiving my attention, and in connection with them I shall consider the proposal to appoint a special expert officer of the kind suggested.