32. Mr. TINNE
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the recent industrial unrest has diminished the demand for canned goods and left traders with stocks which would otherwise have been absorbed; and will he postpone till 30th June the enforcement of the Public Health (Preservatives in Food) Regulations, 1925, so far as concerns canned peas and beans and Californian evaporated fruits?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
My right hon. Friend has received representations to the effect stated in the first part of the question, and he proposes to deal with the matter by suggesting to local authorities that during the first part of 1927 they should abstain from proceedings under the Regulations where reasonable attempt has been made to dispose of old stocks.