§ Sir R. Russell
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the legal and administrative problems which have to be solved before the Government ratify the European Convention for the Protection of Animals in Transport.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
New enabling powers and additional and revised subordinate legislation will be required to complete the legal framework before ratification. The administrative problems are likely to be concerned mainly with the enforcement of regulations for the species not covered by existing United Kingdom arrangements.