§ Mr. Norman Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied that powers already exist in Scotland to enforce the staining of meat unfit for human consumption should the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food decide to so amend the meat regulations to include the compulsory staining of unfit meat.
§ Mr. Younger
I am satisfied that section 13 of the Food and Drugs (Scotland) Act 1956 gives me specific powers to make regulations requiring the staining or sterilising of meat unfit for human consumption. I am at present considering the basis on which I shall consult the trade and local authority interests concerned in Scotland.