HC Deb 14 November 1932 vol 270 c755
55. Captain MCEWEN

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the difficulty which the producers of certified milk are faced with by reason of the Ministry's regulation laying down that the date of production must be stated on all bottles, so that the afternoon's milk is unsaleable until the following day; and, seeing that the evading of the regulation by post-dating is increasing, whether he will take steps to stop this by amending the regulation or otherwise?


My right hon. Friend is not aware that the practice of post-dating bottles of certified milk is increasing, and if any case in which this is being done is brought to his notice, he will take steps to secure compliance with the provisions of the relative Order. My right hon. Friend has received some representations suggesting that the requirement in question should be altered and these will be considered in conjunction with other proposals when an opportunity arises for the amendment of the Order.