HC Deb 30 October 1975 vol 898 cc567-8W
19. Mr. Gould

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received concerning the introduction of an EEC régime for sheep meat.

Mr. Bishop

We have received a number of representations covering a wide spectrum of the interests involved. My officials will shortly be discussing the proposals for a régime with the interested bodies.

49. Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the draft sheep meat regulations as currently proposed.

Mr. Bishop

The EEC Commission's proposals for a common sheep meat regulation appear to contain a number of features which would not satisfactorily cover the interests of United Kingdom consumers and producers and ensure continuing access for third country supplies of sheep meat. The proposals have now been referred to a Council working group which is examining them in detail and which will clarify the way in which the proposals are intended to operate.