HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 c58W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on his proposals to reduce the lead content of food.

Mr. Wiggin

My right hon. Friend expects to make new lead in food regulations in the near future. My Department constantly monitors the lead content of foodstuffs consumed not only by the average person but by particular sections of the population, such as young children.

The independent food additives and contaminants committee also keeps a close watch on the situation and advises the Government on safe maximum levels of lead in food.