HC Deb 06 July 1964 vol 698 c21W
12. Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Health whether he will review the public health regulations relating to the cleanliness of food with a view to taking steps to raise the standards of hygiene used in the handling of food before sale.

Mr. Barber

I have recently reminded local authorities of the vital importance of food hygiene, and have also submitted proposals for amendments of the regulations to local authority associations and other interested parties for comment.

35. Mrs. Butler

asked the Minister of Health if he will take powers to require all cafés, restaurants, and eating houses to display in a prominent position a notice inviting patrons to inspect the kitchens.

Mr. Barber

No. These premises are already subject to inspection by public health officers under the Food Hygiene (General) Regulations, 1960.