HC Deb 18 June 1973 vol 858 cc37-8W
Mr. Roderick

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the representations of the meat trade against the Meat and Livestock Commission, if it is his intention to make carcase classification now carried out by MLC compulsory to the trade.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

I understand that the Meat and Livestock Commission intends to continue to develop carcase classification systems for pigs, beef and sheep in accordance with its obligations under Section 5 of the Agriculture Act 1967. My right hon. Friend has no present plans however for making such schemes compulsory.

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