HC Deb 10 July 1906 vol 160 c725

On behalf of the hon. Member for Ross and Cromarty I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, having regard to the fact that in the recently issued Report of the Local Government Board for Scotland the Board of Agriculture are stated to have expressed the opinion that milk drawn from a cow within three days after calving is not in a fit condition for sale to the public as milk, and that the sale of any such product as milk renders the seller liable to prosecution under Section 6 of the sale of Food and Drugs Acts, will he state what steps have been taken to make this opinion known to the proprietors of dairies throughout the United Kingdom; and what steps have been taken to protect the public against sales of this character.

SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somersetshire, S)

We are under the impression that it is generally recognised by dairy farmers that the milk referred to is not of the character of ordinary milk, and there is no evidence that it is sold as such to any appreciable extent. We shall be glad, however, to call attention to the matter in the next issue of our monthly Journal.