HC Deb 27 April 1933 vol 277 cc249-50
26. Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the recent case in which the United Dairies Company were fined for selling bottles of milk under an illegal nomenclature, he will take steps to carry out the recommendations of the Milk Reorganisation Committee as regards the proper designations of milk so that the public may know what they are buying?


The recommendations of the Milk Reorganisation Commission as to the grading and designations of milk would involve fresh legislation, and I could not undertake to introduce legislation on this subject during the present Session. The case referred to in the question shows that under the existing law a conviction can be obtained for the misuse of a prescribed designation.

Briģadier-General BROWN

In view of the fact that the Commission found that the nomenclature of the grades of milk was complicated and confusing, and in view of the fact that even a large firm like United Dairies can make mistakes in this matter, does not the right hon. Gentleman think that it is a matter of urgency that he should take action in the interests of producers and consumers?


I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that the recommendations of the Commission will receive the most serious consideration.