HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 cc203-4W
14. Mr. Crausby

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much his Departement is spending on food safety and standards surveys in the current year. [98850]

Ms Quin

My Department has a wide-ranging food surveillance programme to protect consumer safety, food authenticity and nutritional quality of the UK diet. In 1998, MAFF spent more than £10.5 million on these surveys, carrying out over 190,000 analyses on more than 63,000 food samples. Similar figures are anticipated for the current year.

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