§ 57. Lieut.-Colonel ACLAND-TROYTE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has received complaints that limitation of the purchaser's powers under the Fertilisers and Feeding Stuffs 796 Act, 1926, in respect of samples taken after the goods have left the seller's premises, to civil remedies has proved ineffective and has failed to give adequate protection to the farmers; and whether he will consider amending the Act so as to restore to local authorities the power to take criminal proceedings in such cases?
§ Dr. ADDISON
I have received a resolution on this subject passed by one county council and supported by three others. I cannot agree that the Act has proved ineffective. An amendment of the nature indicated would be contrary to the unanimous recommendation of the Departmental Committee on whose report the Act was based.