HC Deb 06 March 1930 vol 236 cc642-3
71. Lieut.-Colonel RUGGLES-BRISE

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the copies sent to him of the advertisements of emulsifying machines appearing in a journal catering for purveyors of light refreshments; whether he is aware that these advertisements indicate that considerable quantities of artificial cream are being supplied by the catering trade in tea, coffee, cakes, etc., without any information being given to consumers that they are not getting genuine cream; and whether, in view of the harm which is being done to the interests of consumers and the milk industry by this practice, he will introduce legislation to require all users of emulsifying machines to disclose the fact that they are supplying the artificial product?


I do not find that these advertisements have been received in my Department. The Artificial Cream Act prohibits the sale of artificial cream as cream and provides for the registration of premises where it is manufactured or sold. I cannot undertake to introduce further legislation on the subject.

Forward to