§ Mr. Moate
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the current position regarding the importation of liquid milk into the United Kingdom from other EEC countries; if he anticipates any circumstances in which the present regulations would be altered; and if he will make a statement of his policy on this matter.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
All imported liquid milk is subject to animal health controls and to public health provisions, which lay down strict standards for its hygienic production, packaging and heat treatment. I do not at present see any occasion to alter these regulations, which I believe have contributed greatly to the high standards of public and animal health which we enjoy in this country.