§ Major AINSWORTH
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that in 1926–27 the official tests of his Department of samples of suet showed that nearly one in six were adulterated, he proposes to take further steps to secure better control of such popular articles of food?
The tests to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers are made not by my Department, but by analysts appointed by the local authorities responsible for administering the Sale of Food and Drugs Acts. It is an offence under those Acts to sell articles of food which have been adulterated, and I am not satisfied that the powers of local authorities are inadequate.