HC Deb 25 March 1912 vol 36 c179W

asked the Chief Secretary whether, in view of the Commission inquiring into the matter of a pure milk supply and the recent serious outbreak of typhoid at Omagh Asylum, he will state what precautions has the Local Government Board adopted to ensure a pure supply of new milk to the various public institutions under its control; and whether the inspectors of the Local Government Board will examine and approve of the premises of contractors before the milk is supplied in order that the premises may be thoroughly sanitary?


The Local Government Board have no reason to believe that the boards of guardians, who are the controlling authorities of workhouses in Ireland, are not exercising due supervision over their respective milk supplies. In any case the responsibility of inspecting the premises of milk vendors primarily devolves on the various sanitary authorities in the country.