§ MR. F. FRYE (Kensington, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that two men, named John May and John Palmer, dealers in meat, are now 1283 awaiting their trial on a charge of having sold at their shops, situate at Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, diseased meat to retail butchers in London; and whether he has any reason to believe that diseased meat is being sold to an alarming extent, and that this traffic has been going on in this street for many years; whether he is aware that the matter has been under the consideration of the City Commissioners of Sewers and the Inspectors of Meat of the Central Meat Market who knew of these sales, but are powerless to interfere, Charterhouse Street being outside the jurisdiction of the City; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?
§ MR. H. H. FOWLER
I am inquiring into this matter. The question only appeared on the Paper for the first time this morning, and I have no information on the subject.