HC Deb 28 February 1905 vol 141 c1458

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is now able to announce the course it is proposed to adopt with a view to giving effect to the large and important recommendations of the Royal Commission on Arsenical Poisoning, more especially with regard to the appointment of a special expert officer to inquire into and advise upon all questions affecting the purity of manufactured, preserved, or prepared foods, whether of home or foreign origin.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I have given consideration to this subject, and I am making arrangements with regard to the matter referred to in the latter part of the Question which I hope will take effect at the commencement of the ensuing financial year.