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Ethyl Alcohol

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he is taking to raise the issue of ethyl alcohol in the Council of European Agricultural Ministers; and if he will make a statement, in the light of problems faced by BP Chemicals Ltd.

This proposal has already been discussed briefly in the Council on a number of occasions, but much work remains to be done at a technical level before Ministers can consider it in detail. We are taking full account of the concerns of the industries involved, including BP Chemicals Limited.