HC Deb 05 August 1975 vol 897 cc136-7W
Mr. Bowden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will refuse to permit the import of liquid milk to the United Kingdom which has been produced under hygiene regulations and conditions that are of a lower standard than those imposed upon British milk producers.

Mr. Bishop

The United Kingdom is self-sufficient in milk for liquid consumption. Until Community measures have been adopted on liquid milk for the purpose of protecting public health, we are continuing to apply our existing national measures in the United Kingdom. In negotiations within the Community, the Government will be concerned to ensure that the principle of fair competition continues to apply.