§ Mr. Roger King
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the enforcement of standards within road haulage vehicles used for the conveyance of perishable goods.
§ Mr. Freeman
I have been asked to reply.
The carriage of all foodstuffs within the United Kingdom is subject to the requirements of the Food Hygiene (Markets, Stalls and Delivery Vehicles) Regulations, 1966, as amended. Responsibility for the enforcement of these regulations rests entirely with local authorities. Wider application of the storage temperature controls in these regulations is currently being considered and revised draft regulations will be issued for consultation shortly.