§ Sir J. Gilmour
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are his reasons for publishing in the Edinburgh Gazette of 21st June official notices of regulations for the import of meat and meat products from France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the Federal Republic of Germany; and what quantities of such products he estimates will be imported into Scotland in the next 12 months.
§ Mr. Ross
These notices were published in conformity with longstanding statutory procedure to indicate which establishments overseas have been approved as meeting our hygienic and other requirements for importing meat and meat products.
The answer to the last part of the Question is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, who published similar notices for England and Wales, but publication is not related in any way to the likely volume of imports.