§ (1) The local authority for the purpose of the enforcement of Sections three and four of this Act shall be the same as the local authority concerned with the enforcement of the Sale of Food and Drugs Acts, 1875 to 1907, and the local authority for the enforcement of Section five of this Act shall be the sanitary authority.
§ Provided that where a local authority have been authorised by the Minister to grant licences under Section three of this Act, that local authority shall also be a local authority for the purpose of the enforcement of that Section.
§ Mr. WATERSON
I beg to move, in Sub-section (1), after "1907," to insert the words(including an authority empowered by Section thirteen of the Sale of Food and Drugs Act, 1875, to give directions to the officers named therein to procure samples of food or drugs).This Amendment is moved with the deliberate intention of getting some protection, or perhaps I should say, some powers for small localities that have to apply the Sale of Food and Drugs Act. We feel that the officers of those authorities acting under the Act should have power to make the necessary arrangements to procure samples of food or drugs likely to endanger the public health. This is for the better protection of the smaller localities.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Mr. KILEY
I beg to move "That, further consideration of the Bill, as amended, be now adjourned." Would 961 I be in order in moving the adjournment, of the further consideration of this Bill at this stage? If so, I would like to do so. I understood that the Minister was going to consider certain alterations which he does not appear to have done. I handed in Amendments dealing with these points but they appear to have been overlooked.
§ Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER (Sir E. Cornwall)
Perhaps the hon. Member had better waive his right in present circumstances.
§ Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER
I did not rule that the hon. Member has no power, but that in the circumstances, I was not prepared to accept his proposed Motion.