§ 34. Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS
asked the Minister of Agriculture if his attention has been drawn to the paper wrapper used for butter by many retail shops which has the words Including imported butter printed thereon; and will he consider taking steps which will necessitate information as to the country of origin and the percentage of such imported butter contained in the packet?
§ Captain Sir GEORGE BOWYER
I have been asked to reply. Under the provisions of the Butter Marking Order made under the Merchandise Marks Act, 1926, the words "Including imported butter" form one of the indications to be used in marking blends or mixtures containing imported butter. These indications were recommended by the Merchandise Marks Standing Committee, after full inquiry, and I would refer my hon. Friend to the considerations set out in paragraphs 25 to 30 of the Committee's report (Cmd. 3878, 1931), which led to the adoption of these words.
§ Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS
Will the hon. Member see that the volume of imported butter is fixed at the minimum.