HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 cc2107-8
60. Sir Joseph Leech

asked the Minister of Health whether he will request local authorities to operate the Food and Drugs Act, or other suitable Acts or by-laws, so as to take periodical random tests of samples of bread delivered at consumers' premises by carts or baskets or by hand, and without covering, to ascertain whether the bread is sanitary or otherwise as a result of the uncovered handling in delivery; and if such tests are already taken, will he state or publish the general results?

Sir K. Wood

Local authorities have certain powers under the relevant Statutes and by-laws which I have no reason to think they do not operate in appropriate cases. I regret that the information asked for in the latter part of the question is not available.