Sir; EU health commissioner David Byrne is planning to set up a new food safety agency next year. Detailed proposals are being drawn up by MEPs. As UK conservatives have been allocated the key task of shaping these proposals for discussion within the European Parliament, we are in a strong position to affect the remit of the agency. If readers have any specific points they wish to see included please contact me at pbushill@europarl.eu.int. Philip Bushill-Matthews MEP, West Midlands {{LETTERS }}