asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the continued production and sale of non-designated and other milk dangerous for human consumption, it is now intended to restore the powers of rejection of such milk to medical officers of health, of which they were deprived upon the introduction of the National Milk Scheme?
It is for local authorities to carry out the powers they possess under the Milk and Dairies Order, 1926, in relation to conditions of production at all farms. The new Milk Testing Scheme, and the advisory work in connection with it, should serve to supplement and assist in this work.
Is it not a fact that 13,000 cases of pulmonary tuberculosis have been notified this year and that experts have told the right hon. Gentleman that 40 per cent. of those cases were due to milk infection? Has he no responsibility in this matter?