HC Deb 20 May 1968 vol 765 cc31-2W
Sir E. Bullus

asked the Minister of Transport how the proposed drivers' hours regulations compare with those of the United Kingdom's overseas competitors, particularly in Western Europe.

Mr. Swingler

The limits vary considerably from country to country in Western Europe. A general comparison of the basic requirements can, however, be made with the requirements which are proposed by the European Economic Community, as follows:

troduction of amendments to the Meat (Staining and Sterilisation) Regulations 1960, so as to require that no meat may be removed from a knackers' yard unless it has been sterilised.

Mr. John Mackie

Before reaching final conclusions on our published proposals my right hon. Friend hopes shortly, with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Health, to consult the Food Hygiene Advisory Council, as the Food and Drugs Act 1955 requires.