I, ALONG with many others, are deeply concerned that the Trade Bill, due to be voted on in parliament, could pose a serious and long lasting threat to Britain's food standards and NHS.

It is doubly concerning to see how little control our parliamentary representatives would have over forthcoming trade deals under the new legislation - in contrast, for example, to members of Congress in the USA and MEPs in the European Parliament.

An amendment has been made to the Bill to give parliament a say on trade deals, yet the government wish to reverse this.

It is to be hoped that sufficient MP's, including our own Julian Smith, can change the government's mind on this crucial issue.

John Peet