§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to ensure that his salmonella testing programme is not evaded by producers resulting from testing swabs which have already been tested and found to be negative.
§ Mr. Maclean
Enforcement of the salmonella legislation is carried out by local authorities. My officials are also carrying out spot checks to ensure compliance with the requirements, including the testing of a random sample of birds.