HC Deb 28 July 1930 vol 242 c24
35. Mr. HANNON

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to cases in which imported butter is made up in English wrappers and sold to the public as English butter; and what measures are being adopted by his Department to secure that foreign butter shall be offered for sale to the public with the correct description of the country of origin?


This matter has been receiving the close attention of my right hon. Friend for several months past. It is now understood than an application from certain home and Dominion butter interests for an Order to require the marking of imported butter may be expected shortly. When this application is received it will be referred to the appropriate committee for inquiry in accordance with the Statute.


Will the hon. Gentleman represent to his right hon. Friend the necessity of taking steps, when the report is received, to ensure that butter sold in this country is branded with the name of the country of origin and to see that foreign butter is not substituted for British butter?


Is the butter put into these wrappers in this country, or in foreign lands?


The matter is dealt with in the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926.


Would butter made from imported milk be called English butter?

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