§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to complete consideration being given to enhancing the status of the two voluntary codes of practice and the set of guidelines issued to the egg production industry in relation to the risks of salmonella infection in eggs; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to my hon. Friend the Member for Suffolk, Central (Mr. Lord) on 18 January at columns214–15. The measures proposed coupled with the voluntary codes of practice underline the Government's commitment to tackling the problem of salmonella.