§ 54. Mr. Mapp
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take steps to arrange for the primary examinations of prepackaged commodities under the Weights and Measures Act, 1963, and other legislation to be undertaken at the point of production or importation.
§ Mr. Dell
A substantial amount of testing of prepacked commodities under the Weights and Measures Act, 1963 is already carried out at the point of production or importation.
§ Mr. Mapp
Will my hon. Friend press it further in connection with the work of Her Majesty's inspectors as a substantial 1283 part of retail trade in food is pre-packed and it is very desirable that the primary consideration and inspection should be at the point of production, thus minimising the work of the inspectors in other areas so that they can concentrate on other aspects of consumer goods?