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Food Hygiene

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to publish the new Scottish food hygiene regulations; and if he will make a statement.

Formal consultations were held last year on proposals to introduce statutory temperature controls for certain foodstuffs. In the light of the responses received, we have more recently had discussions with representatives of trade interests and with local authorities who would be responsible for enforcement. We are considering the issues which have been raised, and will announce our conclusions in due course.