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Sausages (Meat Content)

Volume 529: debated on Monday 5 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Food what action he is taking to provide that the meat content of sausages is brought to the notice of consumers.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. and gallant Friend gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Mr. J. Rodgers) on 15th June.

As the trade and the consumers wish to have this protection, does the Parliamentary Secretary not think that it would be worth while to hold further discussions with the trade to see whether or not it could be enforced in one way or another?

Advice on this point has been offered to the trade and the trade organisations have passed that advice to their members.

As the matter cannot be properly dealt with until we have the Food and Drugs Amendment Bill, cannot the hon. Gentleman ask the Leader of the House whether we are likely to have the Bill this Session or not?