HC Deb 10 December 1912 vol 45 c246

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is aware that in the retail trade those acquainted with the cheese trade believe that a large business is being done by selling Dutch Cheshire cheese as Cheshire cheese; whether this is due, not to Dutch makers and exporters, who brand cheese of this type, but rather to the defective state of the law here; and whether, under these circumstances, he will bring for ward legislation, or assist measures brought forward, so that by some process of marking this injustice to the producer and consumer may be stopped?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)

The Board have received representations on the subject to which the hon. Member refers, and it is to be discussed this week at a conference between officers of the Board and representatives of the Cheshire Chamber of Agriculture. In these circumstances it would be premature for me to make any statement in reply to the last part of the question.