§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and food what recent representations he has received about the case for requiring the labelling of irradiated foodstuffs so as to indicate that they have been irradiated once the ban on irradiation has been lifted; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Many of the people who have written to me about food irradiation express the view that labelling should be required to make it clear when this process has been used. In my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucestershire, West (Mr. Marland) on 24 March, at column207, I made it clear that appropriate labelling provisions are among the controls we are examining.