HC Deb 18 July 1980 vol 988 cc737-8W
Mr. John Fraser

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish the review of food legislation which was completed by his Department in February of the current year.

Mr. Wiggin

The review has been completed. The Government have concluded that major changes in the law are not necessary at present and therefore no consultative document will be issued. It would, however, be desirable to strengthen the law controlling the sale of food unfit for human consumption,

I would not wish to comment on any specific issue relevant to the proposed regulations before seeing the commission's proposals.