§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL
It is presumed that this Question refers to food-stuffs for cattle, as defined in the Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1906. The Department have no power to prevent the sale of adulterated food-stuffs. The only power they have is that vested in them by Section 12 of the Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1906, which enables-them to take samples for the purpose of instituting prosecutions. In the opinion of the Department the powers afforded them under this Section are not sufficiently clearly defined, and they propose to ask for more extended and more clearly defined powers under the section in question.