HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c319W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to seek to amend the Food Acts; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. MacGregor

In October 1987 my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary announced, on behalf of our colleagues in the Department of Agriculture for Scotland, DHSS and DHSS (Northern Ireland) our intention to update and streamline food legislation. Since then officials have been holding consultations with a wide variety of interested organisations to consider revisions to existing legislation. Consultations are now at an advanced stage and officials will shortly be reporting back to Ministers. Of course, the timing for the introduction of any new legislation must be subject to the other pressures on the parliamentary timetable.

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