§ Mr. BURNS
I have received a copy of a report made to the Port of London Sanitary Authority by their medical officer of health stating that two cargoes of pigs from China had arrived in the port in January last. On preliminary inspection it was found that the pork did not comply with the requirements of the Public Health (Foreign Meat) Regulations, and a notice was therefore served under the Regulations by the medical officer of health forbidding removal of the meat for any purpose other than exportation.
§ Mr. MEYSEY-THOMPSON
Will the right hon. Gentleman ascertain what has become of the pork that was condemned as diseased—whether it has been re-exported?
§ Mr. BURNS
I have not received any formal notice of the arrival of Chinese pork in the Port of Liverpool. In the event of such an occurrence the matter would be dealt with at the Port of Liverpool by the Customs officers and medical officer of health, whose action in regard to such a consignment would be governed by the requirements of the foreign meat regulations. These regulations apply to all ports in England and Wales.
§ Mr. KILBRIDE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the 8 per cent. condemned carcases were what in China are known as "scavenger pigs"?