Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st October 1999.

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The Minister was asked—

  • Advisory Committee on Animal Feeding Stuffs (9 speeches)

    When he proposes to set up the Advisory Committee on Animal Feeding Stuffs; and if he will ensure that it considers the issue of feeds containing genetically modified material. [93385]

  • Common Agricultural Policy (8 speeches)

    If he will raise with his European counterparts the incidence of fraud in the common agricultural policy. [93386]

  • Livestock Producers (14 speeches)

    What plans he has to support the profitability of hill and upland producers of livestock; and if he will make a statement. [93387]

  • Food Imports (15 speeches)

    If he will make a statement about his powers to ban importation of foods whose production standards are illegal in this country. [93388]

  • Battery Hens (6 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to improve the welfare of battery hens. [93389]

  • Organic Food Production (6 speeches)

    What action his Department is taking to assist farmers wishing to produce organic food. [93390]

  • Pesticides (6 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the operation of the regulatory framework in respect of pesticides use in the United Kingdom. [93391]

  • Distant-water Trawlermen (11 speeches)

    When he expects to complete his report on compensation for distant-water trawlermen. [93394]

  • Farmers' Incomes (Leicestershire) (6 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on the level of dairy and beef farmers' incomes in Leicestershire. [93396]