§ Mr. Shepherd
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received from the Environmental Health Officers Association concerning the Poultry Meat Hygiene Regulations; and what discussions he has had with that association.
§ Mr. Strang
I refer the hon. Member to the replies given to my hon. Friend the Member for Gravesend (Mr. Ovenden) on 10th June and 7th July and to the hon. Member for Louth (Mr. Brotherton) on 20th October 1976.—[Vol. 912, c.766; Vol. 914, c. 571; Vol. 917, c. 494.] I met representatives of the association on two occasions before the regulations were laid before Parliament and my right hon. Friend met vice-presidents of 89W associations on 20th October. With other hon. Members, I attended a meeting of environmental health officers today.