HC Deb 31 July 1934 vol 292 c2480W
Commander COCHRANE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that, in the case of a certified herd, the Department of Health for Scotland state that the proprietor has no right of appeal against the decision of a county veterinary surgeon and have declined to appoint an impartial arbiter at the expense of the proprietor; and whether, in view of the importance of the matter to all proprietors of certified herds, he proposes to take any action?


Under the Milk (Special Designations) Order (Scotland), 1930, which regulates these matters, there is a right of appeal to the Department of Health by the licensee of a certified herd against the decision of a licensing authority to refuse or revoke a licence. There is no provision for an appeal on any other ground, and I understand that although the Order or one in similar terms has been in operation for many years, no request has been made for an extension of the right of appeal. The Order is at present under revision in view of the provisions of the Milk Act, 1934, and the question whether the Order should be amended in this direction will be considered.