HC Deb 31 December 1912 vol 46 c198
30. Mr. J. P. FARRELL

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) how many inspectors of his Department are engaged in Great Britain in tracking down fraudulent sale of foreign foodstuffs for Irish; when the last prosecution was undertaken; and whether it is proposed to add to the number of inspectors engaged in this work?

Mr. T. W. RUSSELL (Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture, Ireland)

The inspection staff of the Department in Great Britain for the prevention of frauds affecting Irish produce consists of one inspector and five assistants. Prosecutions are at present proceeding in five cases in connection with the sale of margarine as Irish butter. It is not at present intended to add to the inspection staff.