HC Deb 05 November 1976 vol 918 cc738-9W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied with the present safety regulations covering the treatment of domestic cattle with fattening agents and antibiotics.

Mr. Strang

The marketing of veterinary medicinal products, which include antibiotics and growth promoters for use in cattle, is controlled by the licensing provisions of the Medicines Act 1968. Expert advice on safety, quality and efficacy is given, and reviewed as necessary, by the Veterinary Products Committee. I am fully satisfied with these arrangements.

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