HC Deb 27 March 1906 vol 154 c1083

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the cases of faking hams in Ireland; and, if so, will he say what action, if any, has been taken in the matter.


The attention of the Department of Agriculture has been drawn to a letter published in a newspaper on February 28th, which contained an allegation that the writer knew that American bacon and hams had been imported into Ireland, branded with an Irish brand, and sold as Irish produce. An inspector of the Department at once visited the writer, but failed to obtain from him any evidence in support of his statement.


He did not want to get it.