The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sydney Fisher) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 136) to amend the Fruit Marks Act of 1901. He said : The first amendment is with regard to section 4, aud indicates clearly whose name should appear, as there has been some slight confusion in one or two instances owing to the fact that the name of the person on whose behalf the fruit was really packed was not put on the package.
With regard to the grading of fruit, certain grades are suggested and are required to be on, even though some other grading may be put on. The suggestion is that No. 1 or XXX be for first quality, No. 2 or XX for second quality, and No. 3 or X for third quality.
Where a package is falsely marked, the inspectors have no power to put on the package ' falsely marked.' We want that power given them.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.