HC Deb 12 November 1928 vol 222 c499
72. Mr. COUPER

asked the Minister of Health what precautions are taken to protect food from contamination when displayed for sale: whether he is satisfied that such precautions are adequate: and what further legislation, if any, is contemplated.


The Public Health (Meat) Regulations and the Public Health Act, 1925, contain provisions for preventing risk of contamination of food offered for sale. No doubt the precautions taken by different traders in compliance with those requirements vary considerably, but on the information before him my right hon. Friend does not think that there is any need for further legislation to extend the powers of control already possessed by Local Authorities.