HC Deb 16 July 1998 vol 316 c307W
Mr. David Davis

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce measures to control MBM-fed(a) pork and (b) bacon imports which do not meet British traceability requirements to take account of BSE outbreaks in continental Europe. [50700]

Mr. Rooker

No. The ban on meat and bone meal in pig feed in the United Kingdom is to prevent cross contamination of ruminant feed with meat and bone meal incorporated into feed for other farm animals. There is, therefore, no basis on which it would be reasonable to restrict imports of pig meat.

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