HC Deb 08 December 1952 vol 509 cc17-8W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Health if he will require a medical officer always to issue an official order when he stops the sale of milk which is suspected of being infected, as the farmer can only get compensation when an order exists.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the powers of a medical officer of health under the Milk and Dairies Regulations to stop the sale of milk. Such stoppage cannot be required unless a notice is given by the medical officer of health. If my hon. Friend has in mind any instance in which the application of the Regulations in this respect has given rise to difficulty and will send me particulars, I shall be glad to look into it.