HC Deb 21 May 1973 vol 857 c13W
Mr. Moate

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received about the sale of pickled birds in London; and what replies he has sent.

Mrs. Fenner

The only representation we have received was in July 1972. It related to a concoction made from small birds pickled in brine, which was on sale in West End restaurants, and sought a ban on such sales. The reply indicated that there were no powers under the Food and Drugs Act or under the Trade Descriptions Act which would enable a ban to be imposed on the sale of pickled wild birds.