§ Mr. BARNSTON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether he will institute without delay an inquiry into the administration of the Food and Drugs Act and the Sale of Milk Regulations with a view to remedy the present system by which a vendor may be prosecuted and convicted for offering for sale a sample of milk which falls below the presumptive limits through circumstances over which he has no control?
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
The Board have under consideration the existing provisions of the law relating to the sale of milk, and inquiries are being made as to the manner in which it as at present administered by local authorities. The existing regulations are based upon the very complete inquiry made by a Departmental Committee some few years ago. The Report of the Committee and the Minutes of Evidence were presented to Parliament.—[Cd. 434 and 491].