§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of the safeguards instituted under the EC single market against the import of diseased cattle, with particular reference to warble fly, brucellosis and foot and mouth disease; and what representations she has had saying that cattle imported into the United Kingdom should now be cleared by her Department's veterinary officers before any movement is permitted on to farms or to dealers.
§ Mr. Soames
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. and learned Member for Burton (Sir I. Lawrence) on 1 December at column590.