§ Ms Quin
As indicated in the reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Bristol, North-West (Dr. Naysmith), 1 February 2000,Official Report, column 570W, we have placed in the Library of the House a copy of the Government's response to the report of the Meat Industry Red Tape Working Group. This indicates that we have accepted most of the recommendations in the report. Some of these can be implemented straight away but others will require discussions in Brussels with the EU Commission and others (including the industry) before they can be fully implemented. Nevertheless, it is our intention that this should be done as speedily as possible. From April most of the recommendations will be for the Food Standards Agency to carry forward.