HC Deb 18 June 1906 vol 158 cc1354-5
MR. MOND (Chester)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the officer appointed to inspect the conditions under which meat is prepared in American factories has hitherto been an instructor in the Army Service Corps on forage supplies; and whether he holds the Birkenhead certificate for inspection of meat.


Lieutenant-Colonel Hobbs has had seven years experience as Assistant and Chief Instructor in Army Service Corps duties, which include the inspection of forage, live cattle, preserved, frozen, refrigerated and dead meat, and has special expert knowledge of the subject. He holds a certificate of proficiency in judging meat from the sanitary authorities of the London Central Meat Market, which is similar in every respect to that now obtained at Birkenhead.