§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made in re-establishing facilities for the transport of livestock between Ireland and Holyhead.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce has recently agreed that lairage facilities for sheep at Holyhead may be licensed if certain conditions are met. These call for the provision of sheep dips for those animals not going directly for slaughter, sheep pens and an office. When these facilities have been provided and notified a licence will be issued.
Cattle licences have been issued periodically, the latest covering the period 28 January 1982 to 19 October 1983.