§ Mr. Marlow
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what requirement has been placed by the EU on United Kingdom Ministers to consult EU institutions before statements are made in the House, with particular reference to the case of bovine sponfigorm encephalopathy; and if he will make a statement. 146W
§ Mrs. Browning
[holding answer 22 April 1996]I am aware of no such requirement set out in the treaty or in any legal instruments adopted by the Council of Ministers.