HC Deb 27 March 1912 vol 36 cc565-6W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he has received representations with reference to the draft Regulations for the restriction of the use of preservatives in cream; and whether, in view of the difference of opinion as to the practicabilty of the proposals, he can see his way to postpone the operation of these Regulations in order that an opportunity may be given for discussing some modification?


I may refer to the answer which I have to-day given to various oral questions on this subject.


asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) what are the Regulations intended to be made with regard to the sale of preserved cream; whether these Regulations have the sanction of any dairy societies in Ireland or other bodies interested in its sale; whether he has received a statement from the Kantoher Co-operative Dairy Society, Limited, of Killeedy, county Limerick, to the effect that such Regulations will tend to injure its sale; and what action he intends to take in the matter?


The Local Government Board (England) propose to make Regulations with regard to the use of preservatives in cream and the labelling of receptacles of preserved cream. The sanction of dairy societies is not required for such Regulations, but any representations which such societies or any persons interested in the sale of cream may make to the proper quarter will no doubt receive due attention. No such statement has been received so far from the dairy society mentioned. A communication objecting to the Regulations has, however, been received. The matter is being considered.