§ 42. Mr. GLOSSOP
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that under the existing law milk may be sold containing less than 3 per cent. butter-fat, Government standard, provided that the farmer can prove that such milk is as it came from the cow, he will consider the revision of the law in this matter?
§ 43. Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN
asked the Minister of Health whether, seeing that the law does not require that milk shall contain any particular percentage of fat and that it is not an offence to sell milk containing less than 3 per cent. of fat, he will alter the sale of milk regulations which lay down that milk containing less than 3 per cent. of fat is presumed to be adulterated until the contrary is proved and whether he will put the onus of proof on the prosecutor as is the case in other similar regulations?
Sir H. YOUNG
I have received representations with regard to the amendment of the law in the directions suggested, and will consider the matter in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.