HC Deb 30 April 1969 vol 782 cc236-7W
73. Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now introduce regulations controlling antibiotics and hormones added to animal feedingstuffs.

Mr. John Mackie

No. Antibiotics and hormones are already subject to control by the Health Ministers in accordance with the Therapeutic Substances Act, 1956. Regulations concerning some antibiotics for use in animal feedingstuffs have been made. As my hon. Friend will know, the question of antibiotics is being considered by the Joint committee bandry and Veterinary Medicine.