§ 44. Sir D. Walker-Smith
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, having regard to the incidence of prosecutions and convictions for foodstuffs which are contaminated or otherwise injurious to health, he is satisfied as to the adequacy of the statutory penalties specified in Section 106 of the Food and Drugs Act 1955; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Fenner
Yes. My right hon. Friends and I have no reason to suppose that the level of fines, including those for continuing offences, and the possibility of three months' imprisonment are inadequate.