§ Dame Joan Vickers
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will take steps to amend the Food and Drugs Act, 1955, in order to make it compulsory for all premises where food is sold to the public to be registered before a business is opened by a certificate of registration covering the premises in addition to the individual person making the application.
§ Mr. Snow
No. Powers already exist under Section 17 of the Food and Drugs Act 1955 to extend the registration provisions of Section 16 to any food busi166W ness premises. They have not so far been used because the Food Hygiene (General) Regulations, 1960, and 1962, have provided adequate control.