§ 40. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Food if, in view of the importance of selling clean food to the public, he will take steps to prevent the entrance of dogs into shops which sell food.
§ Mr. Webb
I agree that dogs should not be allowed in food shops. It is a most unhygienic practice. But I cannot feel that I would have any great success if I tried to stop it by a prohibitive regulation. Here is a problem more likely to be solved by voluntary action and I appeal to the public and the food trade to co-operate in keeping dogs out of their shops.
§ Sir W. Smithers
If the Minister can find some means, in view of the fact that the Government have 20,000 snoopers, will he also prohibit two-legged dogs as well as four-legged dogs?