British Agriculture and Food Labelling

Part of Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 8:34 pm on 24th February 2009.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health) 8:34 pm, 24th February 2009

I am intrigued by the idea that the hon. Gentleman would like to support both the Opposition motion and the Government amendment. I want to understand how he makes the choice between our words, which call

"on the Government to introduce a mandatory country of origin labelling scheme" and the Government's, which call

"for tougher and clearer country of origin labelling across Europe."

The Government do not use any reference to introduction or to the word "mandatory". Is the hon. Gentleman supporting each side in the same way?

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