§ 61. Mr. Allan Rogers
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement on the outcome of recent negotiations in the European Communities concerning new permitted levels of radiation in foodstuffs and drinking water.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Since the debate in the House on 28 October, the Commission proposal has been the subject of intense discussions, the last of which took place at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 8 November. The Council was unable to reach agreement, but will readdress the matter on 24 November. In the interim, 11 of the 12 member states (the exception is Greece) have agreed not to depart from previous control levels for third country imports and intra-Community trade.