HC Deb 04 February 1999 vol 324 c768W
20. Mr. Burns

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement about the cost to British farmers of compliance with food and animal welfare standards. [67815]

Mr. Morley

The cost of compliance with statutory food and animal welfare standards is considered as part of the full regulatory impact assessment we now provide on any proposed changes to legislation. It is, of course, also necessary to consider the cost and other implications of non-compliance in these important areas.

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