§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what organisations he is consulting in his preparation of the code of practice on the production of animal feedstuffs containing processed animal products; and when he intends making his code of practice public.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
[holding answer 16 January 1989]Proposals for the code of practice on the production of animal feedingstuffs will be discussed with those organisations whose members will be affected. Officials have already discussed the matter with the United Kingdom Agricultural Supply Trade Association (UKASTA) and will consult others, including the British Poultry Federation (BPF) and the National Farmers Union (NFU).
Parallel discussions are also being conducted with other organisations to consider a code of practice for manufacturers of animal protein used in animal feedingstuffs. The codes will be published when the consultations have been completed and the points made in those consultations have been properly assessed.