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Eggs And Poultry

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 20 April 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to receive the EEC Commission's proposals for the establishment of an interprofessional organisation for eggs and poultry; and what action his Department is taking to expedite this matter in view of the delay in receipt of these proposals that has already occurred.

The new Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Gundelach, recently undertook to consider this proposal, which has already received much consideration within the Commission. I cannot say when he will be able to put forward proposals. My officials are constantly in touch with Commission officials, who are well aware of the interest in the United Kingdom and other member States in this matter.