§ Mr. Hal Miller
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consideration his Department has given 457W to proposals for the negotiation of an "optional directive" concerning trade in New York dressed poultry.
§ Mr. Strang
An "optional directive" would not be appropriate in this public health field. During the negotiations in Brussels, which culminated in decisions last July, we secured considerable relaxations as compared with the provisions accepted in the EEC entry negotiations.