§ 15. Mr. Drayson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to encourage the export of poultry meat from the United Kingdom to other European Economic Community countries.
§ Mr. Bishop
Production and consumption of poultry meat within the United Kingdom are more or less in balance. There is, however, a small but valuable export trade and I am sure that our poultry industry is alert to the possibilities which exist for developing their overseas markets.
§ 48. Miss Boothroyd
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his Department's estimate of the increased cost to local authorities in implementing EEC Directives 71/118 and 75/431 which require the inspection, 228W under veterinary supervision, of all poultry meat for sale for human consumption.
§ Mr. Strang
As is already the case with red meat, we propose that local authorities' costs for meat inspection at poultry slaughterhouses will be recovered by appropriate charges on the trade.