§ Mr. DAY
asked the Home Secretary whether he has any statistics showing the number of prosecutions that took place in England and Wales for the adulteration of milk during the 12 months 1958W ended to the last convenient date; the total number of fines imposed; and how many of the defendants had been prosecuted more than once?
I have been asked to reply. The statistics in question are not readily available, and their collection would involve a large amount of clerical labour. I may say, however, that particulars recently collected for the fourth quarter of 1927 showed that during that period there were 280 prosecutions in England and Wales for the adulteration of milk and that convictions were obtained in 200 of these cases.