Is not the President of the Board of Trade aware that, though the weight of the contents is clearly stated on the label in accordance with the Food and Drugs Act, the liquid content is constantly increasing and the solid content is decreasing and that this represents a hidden increase in price? Is he aware that this practice is not tolerated in America or in the Scandinavian countries and that it is seven years since the Hodgson Committee reported against it?
I was not aware of what the hon. Lady has just said, but I think that she should put her question to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture. It is the Ministry of Agriculture that is responsible for the composition of food. The Board of Trade's responsibility relates only to whether the description on the label is true or false.