§ 30. Mr. McKinlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has issued instructions that where meat products in cans or other containers are labelled as complying with the statutory requirements of the Ministry of Food, the seller is protected from proceedings under the Food and Drugs (Adulteration) Act, 1928, by local public health authorities?
§ The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. T. Johnston)
The question is one of some legal complexity, and I am having inquiries made, after which I will communicate with the hon. Member. But the 1377 Order does not bar proceedings under the Food and Drugs (Adulteration) Act, 1928, in respect of adulteration.
§ Mr. McKinlay
Would it be a defence that the food sold bore a Ministry of Food label and that that was a guarantee of its purity?
§ Sir H. Williams
Will the Minister publish the answer, because it is of very great importance to traders throughout the country?