Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 14th January 2009.

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Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party 11:30 am, 14th January 2009

If I may say so, that was an appropriate question from the aptly named Member. The Department is in active discussions with all parties on this issue, and we are also in discussion with the supermarkets. We want an agreed set of voluntary criteria that will allow consumers to make informed choices and support our farmers. I believe that UK producers set the standard for compassionate pigmeat production when we introduced new welfare standards, but all EU member states must be compliant with the new EU legislation. We will insist that standards be met.

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Ian Simcox
Posted on 16 Jan 2009 9:45 am (Report this annotation)

That's funny. An adjective to describe your policies is the colour of your surname too.