HC Deb 04 February 1908 vol 183 c701
COLONEL KENYON-SLANEY (Shropshire, Newport)

To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to a case in which Dutch cheese has been invoiced as Dutch Cheshire, has been so retailed, and on analysis was found to contain 8 per cent. only of fat, such fat having been added, and not being butter fat; whether, in view of the provisions of the Merchandise Marks Act, he will institute proceedings; and whether the proper description of such an article should not be margarine cheese.

(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) The Board are unable to identify the case to which reference is made, but if the right hon. and gallant Member will be good enough to supply them with further particulars they will have inquiry made with a view of the institution of proceedings. Cheese of the nature described must be sold as margarine cheese.