§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment she has made as to the effect of GATT on standards of animal welfare at home and abroad.
§ Mr. Soames
No such assessment has been made. However, the GATT Uruguay round agreement on agriculture does not change the basic GATT requirement that animal welfare measures should not place more stringent measures on third country imports than on domestic production.