HC Deb 20 December 1934 vol 296 c1318
36. Colonel GOODMAN

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the sale in the Harrow Road district of London of packages purporting to contain, according to a label gummed thereon, Scotland's best quick-cooking oats, whereas on removing the gummed label the inscription covered by it reads "Foreign produce"; and whether, in the interests of Scottish oats producers, he proposes to take action to prevent the deception being further practised on consumers?


I was not aware of the facts mentioned in the first part of my hon. and gallant Friend's question, but if he will communicate to me the name and address of the firm or firms concerned, I will gladly look into the matter.


Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake to take action immediately if I produce this afternoon the carton and the names of the people who sell these alleged Scottish oats?


I will undertake to look into the matter. I cannot undertake to take action until I have had an opportunity of considering the facts.