HL Deb 17 November 1981 vol 425 c499WA
Lord O'Hagan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether recent EEC legislation prohibiting hormone drugs used for fattening cattle also prevents the sale of pills containing similar drugs for cats and dogs suffering urinary problems.

Earl Ferrers

Article 3 of Council Directive 81/602/EEC of 31st July (OJ L222/32) states that member states shall prohibit the placing on the market of stilbenes, stilbene derivatives, their salts and esters, and thyrostatic substances for administering to animals of all species. Article 2 of the directive further provides for a prohibition on the administration of stilbenes to farm animals. Veterinary surgeons will wish to consult their professional associations as to the implications in practice.