HC Deb 23 July 1931 vol 255 c1669
60. Lieut.-Colonel Sir FREDERICK HALL

asked the Minister of Health whether any recent steps have been taken by his Department to examine the quality of the butter which is being imported into this country from Russia; and whether there has been any investigation of the conditions from a health point of view under which the butter is produced?


Some samples of Russian butter have recently been examined in the laboratory of my Department, and the reports which I have received so far have been satisfactory. I have not had any investigation made of the conditions under which the butter is produced.


Has the right hon. Gentleman seen the report of the Russian authorities, in which they state that this butter is produced in some cases under the most filthy conditions, and will he look into the matter with a view to protecting the poor people of this country?


I am satisfied from the investigations we have made so far that the butter is quite satisfactory.

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