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Orders of the Day — MILK AND DAIRIES (AMENDMENT) BILL [Lords.]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 19th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Kiley Mr James Kiley , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

it is quite clear as regards the first part, but the person who sells or offers or exposes for sale may be quite a different person, and if the person who makes the addition sells the altered article to a second party, why should this second party be the criminal unless he does it knowingly? I do not want an agent or retailer who buys the milk to be made a criminal unless he acts with full knowledge, and I should like it to be made quite clear that it is not intended that an innocent party shall be punished.