§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he intends to lay the regulations which will allow the introduction of food irradiation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
I intend to lay the Food (Control of Irradiation) Regulations 1990 before Parliament later this month. The regulations will lift the current general prohibition on the sale of irradiated foods in Great Britain and introduce a licensing system for food treatment facilities.