§ Sir Bernard Braine
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a fresh regulation requiring exporters of live farm animals for slaughter abroad to specify the exact point of destination; and why he has delayed implementing the assurances of his predecessor that such a requirement would be introduced.
§ Mr. Strang
Exporters are already asked, in connection with their application for a certificate to the effect that animals are fit to travel, to specify the final destination abroad. Whether this requirement should be covered in an order made under section 8 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 will depend on the decision the Government take on the future export of live animals for slaughter or further fastening.