HC Deb 13 July 1932 vol 268 cc1281-2

asked the Minister of Health if he has considered the copies sent to him of the correspondance that has taken place between the American Secretary of State and the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands regarding the renovating of inedible white grease for export to other countries for human consumption; and will he, in the interests of the public health, take the necessary steps to prevent any of this product landing in this country?


I am obliged to my hon. Friend for sending me the correspondence, and I will make inquiries. I should like to inform the House, however, that all lard imported into this country from the Netherlands bears a Government certificate that it is derived from animals which were free from disease at the time of slaughter, and that before the certificate was recognised a specific assurance was given which would preclude its application to any product prepared from inedible grease.