§ Mr. Nicholls
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to receive recommendations for new regulations based on welfare codes from the Farm Animal Welfare Council; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Fenner
I understand that the council has consulted many interested organisations about its proposals for new legislation and is now considering the responses. I am unable to say when the council will be ready to put its recommendations to Agriculture Ministers, but we await them with interest.