Tinned Foods

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29 January 1959.

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Photo of Mrs Jean Mann Mrs Jean Mann , Coatbridge and Airdrie 12:00, 29 January 1959

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?