Clause 14. — (Enforcement of Certain Enactments and Regulations.)

Part of Orders of the Day — FOOD AND DRUGS AMENDMENT BILL [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 1954.

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Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich South 12:00 am, 3rd November 1954

I beg to move, in page 14, line 26, after "Excise," to insert: and local authorities for the purposes of the Weights and Measures Acts, 1878 to 1936. With your permission, Major Anstruther-Gray, it may be for the convenience of the Committee if we consider all the Government Amendments to this Clause together. They are all consequential on the change which the Committee may remember it made to Clause 5 when it enabled the Board of Trade to make regulations concerned with labelling articles of food as to their weight, measure, or number. These Amendments make the enforcing authorities for those regulations the weights and measures authorities and enable the Board of Trade to institute proceedings where there has been a breach of those regulations.