HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 c19
40. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food if, in view of the importance of selling clean food to the public, he will take steps to prevent the entrance of dogs into shops which sell food.

Mr. Webb

I agree that dogs should not be allowed in food shops. It is a most unhygienic practice. But I cannot feel that I would have any great success if I tried to stop it by a prohibitive regulation. Here is a problem more likely to be solved by voluntary action and I appeal to the public and the food trade to co-operate in keeping dogs out of their shops.

Sir W. Smithers

If the Minister can find some means, in view of the fact that the Government have 20,000 snoopers, will he also prohibit two-legged dogs as well as four-legged dogs?

Mr. John E. Haire

Does my right hon. Friend's prohibition apply to "hot dogs"?

Mr. Charles Ian Orr-Ewing

Does the right hon. Gentleman propose to keep all vermin out of shops?

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