HC Deb 11 January 2000 vol 342 cc153-4W
Mr. Breed

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent representations he has received from farmers concerning the level and cost of regulations affecting farming in(a) the UK and (b) other EU member states. [103398]

Ms Quin

In September 1999 we invited the NFU and other interested organisations to identify burdens that affected business. We now have reports from the three working groups we set up to look at the three priority areas and will be studying these carefully to see where we can change requirements in the UK and where we need to press for changes in Brussels. Reports on other more specific areas identified for review will become available for similar consideration over the next few weeks.