57. Mr. DOYLE
asked the Minister of Health if any, and, if so, what system of analysis of milk offered for public consumption is practised by the Ministry of Health; if such analysis has been in operation during the last six months; if so, where and with what results; is he aware that analysis and bacteriological examination of milk samples recently taken in the City of Newcastle-on-Tyne, approximately 50 per cent, showed really serious pollution; and what steps he intends to take to counteract such serious menace to the health of the people?
§ Sir A. MOND
The analysis of milk is not undertaken by my Department, but I am aware of the results stated in recent 1335 reports of the medical officer of health for Newcastle. I am hoping to introduce legislation with a view of effecting a substantial improvement in the milk supply of the country.
Will the right hon. Gentleman answer the last part of the question as to 50 per cent, of the samples taken showing serious pollution?
§ Sir G. RENWICK
Would the right hon. Gentleman send down a Government analyst to verify or refute the serious statements in the latter part of the question?