§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has concerning the use of porcine somatotropin in Scotland.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Limited trials on the use of porcine somatotropin were carried out in Scotland up to 1988 under an animal test certificate (ATC) issued by MAFF. This ATC has now expired and, as no product licence has subsequently been issued, it would be illegal to sell or supply porcine somatotropin in Scotland, as it would be elsewhere in the United Kingdom.