HC Deb 25 February 1932 vol 262 c569W

asked the Minister of Agriculture what means are taken to lead local authorities to enforce the distinct labelling of imported meat in the shops, as required by the Sale of Food Order, 1921; and whether he is aware of the laxity of some authorities in this matter?


As my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, the Sale of Food Order, 1921, has now been revoked with the exception of the provisions relating to meat. This portion of the Order has been continued in force from year to year under the Expiring Laws Continuance Act. Power to enforce the provisions lies with the local authorities, and I have no power to compel them in the matter. If, however, my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars of any cases he has in mind, I shall be happy to bring the question to the notice of the respective local authorities.