§ 23. Mr. Mott-Radclyffe
asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that the advertised contents of certain cat and dog food include fresh fish and fresh milk; and if he will state the total quantities of these commodities which are being devoted for this purpose.
§ Mr. Strachey
The use of fresh milk in manufactured cat and dog foods is not allowed, and the only fish normally used in them is fish waste. The hon. Member may be referring to a small quantity of canned fish products imported by private traders, which could not be sold for human consumption, and have had to be sold as pet foods.
§ Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
On a point of Order. As the loudspeaker equipment does not seem to be working effectively, Mr. Speaker, would you be good enough to ask Ministers to speak a little louder so that we can hear their replies?
§ Mr. Mott-Radclyffe
May I send to the right hon. Gentleman an advertisement for cat and dog food, known as "Harmony Food," which, according to the advertisement, is made from 50 per cent. fresh fish, 42 per cent. fresh milk and 6 per cent. potato flour? The advertisement says, "It is a scientific food and your pet will like it."