HC Deb 23 March 1995 vol 257 c480
19. Lady Olga Maitland

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to promote the British rose veal market. [13895]

Mrs. Browning

I hope that my hon. Friend will welcome the initiatives we are taking to promote British rose veal. We had a successful veal seminar at the Department and we are setting up a demonstration unit to encourage United Kingdom producers to raise welfare-friendly veal.

Lady Olga Maitland

To ease the problems of the veal trade, should not we encourage every family in Britain to serve roast veal to their families this Sunday? Will my hon. Friend encourage supermarket initiatives to promote high-welfare veal so that we can achieve the widest distribution possible?

Mrs. Browning

I am very happy to encourage welfare-friendly veal to be served for Sunday lunch, but I must tell my hon. Friend that I think that the answer is in the sauce. There will be much opportunity not just for roast veal, but for many other delicious recipes.