HC Deb 24 April 1958 vol 586 c89W
67. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of his decision not to establish a standard for the meat content of sausages, what steps he proposes to take to discourage local authorities from attempting to fix special standards which will be applicable to their own areas and thus impose difficulties with regard to the distribution on a nation-wide basis of sausages by large-scale manufacturers.

Mr. Godber

Food and drugs authorities have no power to fix food standards. My right hon. Friend has no reason to think that legal proceedings taken by them in respect of sausages with a low meat content impede national distribution.