§ Mr. Freud
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many representations he has received in respect of the Medicines (Hormone Growth Promoters) (Prohibition of Use) Regulations 1986 (S.I., No. 1876, 1986); whether he proposes to introduce legislation reflecting the status of British horses as distinct from that accorded by the United Kingdom European partners who eat them; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Some 70 organisations have been formally consulted of whom 24 made representations. In addition, further consultations have been held with four organisations most closely concerned, the National Farmers Union, the Meat and Livestock Commission, the British Veterinary Association and the National Office of Animal Health. A number of companies and individuals have made representations either through hon. Members or directly.
There is no intention to introduce legislation on the lines suggested by the hon. Member.