HC Deb 22 December 1916 vol 88 c1845W

asked the Secretary to the Local Government Board whether, as a result of the suspension of the Tuberculosis Order, 1914, and of the tuberculosis test for animals providing milk and food, infected milk can now be sold for human consumption; and whether, in view of the importance to the nation of a healthy child-life, he can see his way to reintroduce the Order?


The hon. Member is, I think, misinformed as to the effect of the withdrawal of the Tuberculosis (in Cattle) Order. The result which he in-incorrectly ascribes to it, namely, the sale of infected milk for human consumption, is restrained by the Dairies, Cowsheds and Milkshops Orders of the Local Government Board, and by various local Acts. The Tuberculosis (in Cattle) Order was withdrawn soon after the outbreak of war, and it is not at present proposed to bring it again into operation until after the War.