HC Deb 23 June 1948 vol 452 c140W
68. Brigadier Rayner

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the anxiety which has been caused to farmers' wives in some parts of the country who are visited by persons purporting to be inspectors of his Department but who carry no credentials to indicate that they are on legitimate Government business; to what extent it is intended to continue or increase such visitations; and whether arrangements will be made for the inspectors to carry adequate credentials.

Mr. Strachey

Visits to farms are an essential part of the work of food enforcement officers and must continue, but all our enforcement inspectors carry official warrant cards which they are instructed to show to the farmer or representative before beginning their inspection.