§ 24. Mr. Colvin
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the discussions held at the European Community Agriculture Council meeting on 25 and 26 June regarding Aujeszky's disease.
§ Mr. Curry
At the meeting of the Agriculture Council on 25 and 26 June, Aujeszky's disease was discussed in the context of a proposal for Community rules governing trade in porcine semen.
I made it clear that we would not accept provisions which would jeopardise our hard-won freedom from the disease and I am therefore pleased to report that the directive which was eventually adopted contains the necessary safeguards.