§ MR. FIELD (Dublin, St. Patrick)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the sanitary inspector of the borough of Paddington is requesting butchers to submit to him a list of the pig carcases they have bought, and stating also when they expected delivery of the same, and further notifying them that the said carcases were not to be cut until he had seen them; whether such action has the sanction of the Local Government Board; and, if so, since what date has the practice been introduced.
§ * THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
I have made inquiry with regard to this matter, and am informed that the sanitary inspector at Paddington has not made any such requests or notification as are referred to in the Question. I understand that butchers have been informed by the inspector that he has been authorised to call at their premises to examine any carcases purchased by them from the 385 market before they are exposed for sale, and that for this purpose they keep the inspector informed of the hours at which they expect delivery.