HC Deb 28 March 1994 vol 240 c574W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the best estimate of the number of regulations affecting the egg and poultry industries currently in force.

Mr. Jack

My Department has responsibility for 33 regulations that apply specifically to the egg and poultry industries. Twenty-one of these are EC rules for marketing and international trade, six covering eggs and 10 covering poultry and five applying to both. There are a further 26 regulations covering livestock and food commodities which also affect the egg and poultry industries.

The veterinary medicines directorate also has responsibility for regulations made under the Medicines Act 1968 which affect these industries.