Agriculture (Northern Ireland)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 14th December 2005.

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Photo of Lorely Burt Lorely Burt Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Northern Ireland), Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) 9:30 am, 14th December 2005

The issue of gold-plating is of concern to all industries in the United Kingdom. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that we should put tremendous pressure on those responsible for the interpretation of European directives to ensure that they do not interpret them to the maximum extent but reflect the spirit of what they are intended to achieve?