HC Deb 18 June 1906 vol 158 cc1371-2
*MR. STARKEY (Nottinghamshire, Newark)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to the insanitary conditions under which American meat is prepared for market, and to the fact that several persons are reported to have died recently at Hull from eating Argentine meat, he will at once take steps to have each consignment of foreign meat, in tins or otherwise, inspected on arrival in this country; and will he also cause a certificate to be issued showing the date of such inspection.


My right hon. friend has asked me to reply to this Question. I am not at present in a position to take the steps suggested by the hon. Member, but I am considering the necessity of obtaining further powers for dealing with food imported from abroad.