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Volume 174: debated on Monday 18 June 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will obtain a copy of the report by the Institute of Economic Affairs, "Chickengate—an independent analysis of the salmonella in eggs scare"; and if he will make a statement.

My hon. Friend the Member for Billericay (Mrs. Gorman) has kindly sent me a copy of the book "Chickengate" and I have noted its contents. The Government's policy in relation to salmonella in eggs and poultry has been set out in evidence provided to the Agriculture Select Committee.