HC Deb 10 November 1977 vol 938 cc196-7W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent proposals or decisions have been made by the EEC concerning the marketing of eggs:and if he will set out any changes this will mean for the present system in the United Kingdom and state the regulation concerned and whether it has been considered by the House of Commons.

Mr. Bishop:

In July the Commission put forward to the Council a proposal—draft instrument R /1890/ 77—for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No. 2772/75 on marketing standards for eggs.

My Department provided an explanatory memorandum on 15th August describing the proposed changes, but 1 understand that the Scrutiny Committee has not yet completed its examination of the proposal.