§ MR. GIBBS (Bristol, W.)
To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether his attention has been drawn to the case of "Watts v. Stevens," and what steps it is proposed to take to remedy the hardship imposed upon milk vendors by that decision, since when they have been obliged to protect themselves by insisting on a warranty with each churn of milk obtained from the farmers.
(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) The attention of the Board has been called to the case to which the hon. Member refers, but they are advised that the decision does not render it necessary that each churn or consignment of milk should be accompanied by a warranty. The Board do not think that farmers will experience any practical difficulty in furnishing written evidence of warranty sufficient to satisfy the requirements of milk vendors consequent on the recent decision.