§ 50. Mr. CHRISTIE
asked the Minister of Agriculture if his attention has been called to the large importation of foreign turkeys, many of which are described and sold as Norfolk turkeys; and whether he will, to insure their identification, make an order that all turkeys imported from abroad shall have one foot removed before their entry into this country?
§ Mr. N. BUXTON
I have received no specific complaints that imported turkeys are being mis-described in such a manner as would enable action to be taken under the Merchandise Marks Acts. In any case, fresh legislation would be required to give effect to the hon. Member's suggestion. I should add that I am hopeful of being able to introduce next year a scheme for the grading and marking of home-produced poultry which may largely serve the purpose which the hon. Member has in view.