§ Mr. FELL
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture, if his attention has been called to the consignment of Chinese pork which has recently arrived at Liverpool, and which is to be cured into bacon and in that form is to be sold to persons in the United Kingdom who will be kept in ignorance of the source from which it has come; and if he has power to insist that such bacon shall be sold under its proper description and stamped or marked with the name of the country of origin?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir E. Strachey)
I have no official information as to the consignment to which the hon. Member refers, but in any case the 18 Board have no power to take the course suggested.
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
I am afraid the Board has no power in the matter, but I will make further inquiries if the hon. Member likes.