§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he proposes to take to implement section 40 of the Medicines Act 1968 as amended by section 13 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 1984.
§ Mrs. Fenner
The powers afforded by section 13 of the Animal Health and Welfare Act 1984 have already been used to take the first steps to improve controls over the manufacture, sale supply or import of medicated animal feedingstuffs. Statutory consultation is now in progress on further proposals which will simplify the labelling requirements. We now propose to seek the views of representative organisations on the principal measures. Their content has been under discussion with representative organisations for some two and a half years and I believe there is now a large measure of agreement on them. We hope to implement them within two years.