HC Deb 25 May 1911 vol 26 c587W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the practice of certain vendors of milk in the large towns of selling as new milk milk to which a certain amount of separated milk has been previously added; and whether, with a view to preventing fraud upon the public and in the interests of the farmers concerned in milk production, he will take such steps as may be needful to give effect to the opinion expressed by the Departmental Committee of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries on Milk Regulations, 1901, that separated milk should be earmarked by the addition of some suitable and innocuous substance so as to identify it when mixed with whole milk, and that depots and factories from which separated milk is sent out should keep a register, and be subject to inspection by the Board of Agriculture?


Cases of the kind referred to in the first part of the question have been reported to the Board. Provision for dealing with the matter is contained in the Milk Bill which I hope to introduce.