§ 106. Mr. CHARLES BATHURST
asked whether, in view of the fact that all or very nearly all the milk sold in London is artificially coloured by annatto to look like the milk of Jersey cows, and that thereby a false standard of quality is set up and London consumers deceived thereby, he will issue an Order from his Department prohibiting the dyeing of milk and thus enable householders to judge of the quality of the milk by its appearance as it leaves the cow?
§ Mr. HERBERT LEWIS
Under the existing law the Local Government Board are not empowered to take action with regard to the process of colouring milk referred to in the question. As the hon. Member has no doubt observed, this is one of the matters in respect of which my right hon. Friend proposes to take power to make Regulations under the Milk and Dairies Bill.
§ Mr. C. BATHURST
Does that mean that the President of the Local Government Board does not object to the London milk being artificially coloured?