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European Economic Community

Volume 827: debated on Monday 6 December 1971

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he has taken to harmonise carcase classification schemes as between Great Britain and the European Economic Community countries.

The only commodity for which the European Economic Community has so far adopted a common carcase classification scheme is pigmeat. The changes needed in the E.E.C.'s scheme to take account of the circumstances of an enlarged Community have not yet been agreed.