HC Deb 05 February 1952 vol 495 c782
10. Mr. W. G. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take action to stop the present unhygienic practice of using dairies, grocers' and other food shops as collecting centres for boot and shoe repairs.

Commander Galbraith

My right hon. Friend has no evidence that this practice gives rise to any real danger to public health, but I have noted the point for consideration when any new Regulations on food hygiene are being made.

Mr. Bennett

Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that in very many cases boots are taken to these centres in a filthy condition and are then taken from these centres in bread baskets and other food receptacles, which are later used for the conveyance of bread to the various shops? Does he not think that something ought to be done about this matter at the earliest possible moment?

Commander Galbraith

I will bear these matters in mind when further Regulations are being considered.