HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 c369W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what changes will be needed in British feedingstuffs control as a result of European Economic Community Directive 72/199 of 27th April 1972.

Mrs. Fenner

Directive 72/199 sets out 10 methods of analysis which are to be used in the enforcement of the requirements of animal feedingstuffs legislation. To the extent that parallel methods exist in the United Kingdom, they will need, eventually, to be brought into line. Methods of analysis are, however, only a part of the machinery of enforcement, and the changes consequential upon Directive 72/199 will not significantly affect the control of animal feedingstuffs.

United Kingdom legislation already provides machinery for the introduction of methods of analysis by statutory instrument, and this machinery will be used for the eventual introduction of methods agreed on a Community basis.