" In line 25 to delete the words ‘ for sale.'"
I have in my mind the necessity of having powers to impose obligations upon places which are producing food from milk, but are not doing it for sale, for instance, institutions. I do not think that the term " for sale " strengthens the section, and it would allow any person or any institution or any body of persons that produce butter from cream for home use to get scot free from any obligations as regards cleanliness and order. That, I think, is undesirable. Then, again, it raises the possibility of avoiding the obligations of the Act. Supposing, let us say, that a creamery said:—" We are not producing butter for sale but are exchanging butter for boots. We are sending the butter to the Co-operative Wholesale Society and they are sending it to the Northampton Boot Supply Association, stating ‘ we are sending you so many cwts. of butter, you send us boots of the same value,'" that would be pure exchange. That would be extravagance perhaps. But certainly there are institutions which should be obliged to observe conditions of cleanliness and order, and should not be allowed under this section to go free from observation and prosecution.