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Volume 885: debated on Friday 7 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received on the definition, composition and labelling of beer; and when he expects to receive the report of the Food Standards Committee on this matter.

The Food Standards Committee has received representations from 25 organisations and individuals. The committee is making good progress with its review. However, this is a complex subject, and it is too early as yet to forecast when I will receive the committee's report.