HC Deb 01 February 1934 vol 285 cc523-4

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered complaints with regard to boxed beef imported into this country to the effect that the absence of bones or glands makes effective veterinary inspection impossible; and, if so, whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Hilton Young)

I have not received any such complaints as the hon. Member refers to. The importation of boneless meat which affords insufficient means of identification with definite parts of a carcase is prohibited by the Imported Food Regulations, and under the amending Regulations of last year official certificates of inspection at the time of slaughter are now required, subject to certain exceptions, with any imported meat less than the whole carcase.