HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c569W
Mr. Weir

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with(a) EU representatives, (b) the Food Standards Agency and (c) the Scottish Executive on the impact of proposals on animal welfare from the European Commission to replace independent meat inspection with inspection by the meat industry. [133120]

Mr. Bradshaw

Defra officials continue to liaise with the European Commission, other Government Departments and the Devolved Administrations on issues relating to primary production and animal welfare and the proposed Food Hygiene Regulations.