HC Deb 11 May 1904 vol 134 c1009

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the conference between representatives of the Government Departments concerned has yet taken place, and whether he is in a position to announce what course he proposes to adopt to give effect to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Arsenical Poisoning, more especially for the protection of the public against the use of injurious ingredients in beer and the fixing of a standard of purity.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) Some preliminary questions have had to be considered before any conference could take place. These are now receiving my attention, and I hope to arrive at a decision upon them very shortly.