HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc3-4W
Mr. Rifkind

asked the Lord Advocate what action he has taken, or intends to take, to remove the anomaly in food and drugs legislation whereby there can be no prosecution in the Scottish courts of manufacturers of contaminated foods sold in Scotland and if the said foods were produced in England or Wales.

The Lord Advocate

I am not aware of any anomaly. The Food and Drugs (Scotland) Act 1956 provides that an offence takes place where goods of an injurious nature are sold. Jurisdiction exists where the goods are sold, not where they are manufactured.

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