§ Mr. G. Williams
asked the Minister of Food what model by-laws he has advised local authorities to adopt for insuring 151W hygienic conditions for food sold by street traders.
§ Mr. Webb
I am sending to the hon. Member a copy of the model by-laws which my predecessor circulated last October to local authorities in England and Wales to guide them when making by-laws under Section 15 of the Food and Drugs Act, 1938. Part III of the model relates to the sale of food in the open air but some provisions of Part II also apply to the sale of food by street traders. It is, of course, a matter for the discretion of each local authority whether it makes such by-laws but I am glad to be able to say that over 1,000 local authorities have either adopted or are in the course of adopting the model in their areas.