HC Deb 13 March 1980 vol 980 cc703-4W
51. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what reply he has sent to British Petroleum Chemicals, in response to its latest approaches to him on the problems of the European Economic Community directive on ethyl alcohol.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

We have had no direct approaches from BP Chemicals Ltd. on the draft EEC alcohol regulation, although officials of my Department and those of the Department of Industry are in regular contact with the company. The Chemical Industries Association has, however, written recently to me re-emphasising its and the company's concerns of which we are fully aware.