§ 54.Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been drawn to the recommendation contained in the book recently issued by the Royal Sani- 2573 tary Institute to deal with the handling of foodstuffs; and whether he will see that the suggestions are acted upon?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Neville Chamberlain)
Yes, Sir. I have received a copy of the book, which contains a number of valuable suggestions as to the handling of food. Many of them, as the authors recognise, are more suitable as a basis for propaganda than for stautory Regulations, and I hope that they will receive due publicity. The subject of clean food is under the constant attention of my Department, and Regulations on such questions as meat, milk and food preservatives have recently been made or published in draft.
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
Is it not the case that the Public Health Act of last year contained a Clause embodying all the recommendations of the Royal Sanitary Institute in respect of the handling of food.?