§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will list those animal diseases currently present in the EC but not in the United Kingdom, which are not listed as notifiable diseases, and against which the United Kingdom is, or will be, prevented by EC legislation from imposing import restrictions on horses and farmed livestock.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
Member states are only required to report to the Commission and each other outbreaks of diseases which are notifiable under EC rules. Information on non-notifiable diseases is only available from a variety of sources and is not comprehensive or necessarily current.