HC Deb 24 April 1941 vol 371 cc270-1W
Captain Plugge

asked the Minister of Health whether any supervision is maintained over the component parts of such commodities as fish cakes, meat and potato pies, luncheon and breakfast sausage, meat rolls, meat pies, egg dishes and other articles in which there is little content of the article advertised?

Mr. E. Brown

The Food and Drugs Act, 1938, gives wide powers for the sampling and examination of food, both for the protection of the purchaser and in the interests of public health. These powers extend to the ingredients of any article of food whether on sale or in possession for the purpose of preparation for sale. The administration of the Act rests with local authorities, and I have no reason to suppose that they are not maintaining adequate supervision.