HC Deb 01 December 1908 vol 197 c1271

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will say whether any samples were submitted to the public analyst under the Food and Drugs Act during the year 1907 from County Cavan, and, if so, how many distinguishing between liquid and solid; and is the work of analysis entirely performed by the public analyst whose signature is appended to the certificates given in evidence in prosecutions under the Food and Drugs Act in County Cavan.


It appears from the Reports made to the local authority by the public analyst that 680 samples were submitted from County Cavan to the analyst in 1907. The samples consisted of 383 articles of food, of which 176 were solid and 207 liquid, and 297 drugs. I have no information as to the arrangements made by the analyst for the discharge of his duties.