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European Communities - Nineteenth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 17 March 1998.


CONTENTS
Paragraph
PART I INTRODUCTION 1
Vegetable fats 2
  Terms of the current Directive (1973) 2
  Terms of the Commission's proposal (1996) 3
  European Parliament's amendments 5
Milk chocolate 8
  Terms of the current Directive (1973) 8
  Terms of the Commission's proposal (1996) 9
  European Parliament's amendments 10
PART 2 VIEWS OF WITNESSES AND OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE 12
NON-COCOA-BUTTER VEGETABLE FATS 12
Views of witnesses 12
  Why use non-cocoa-butter vegetable fats 12
  Community circulation 15
  Labelling 17
  Consumer choice 19
  Delayed implementation 20
  Effect on developing countries 22
Opinion 24
  Single market 24
  Labelling 25
  Effect on developing countries 28
  Verification 29
MILK CHOCOLATE 30
Views of witnesses 30
  Free and fair Community circulation 31
  Quality 34
Opinion 35
  Recommendation 40

Appendix 1-Membership of Sub-Committee D

Appendix 2-List of Witnesses

NOTE: Pages of the report are numbered in bold type; pages of evidence are numbered in ordinary type. References in the text are as follows:

(Q) refers to a question in oral evidence;

(p) refers to a page of written evidence.


 
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