HC Deb 11 July 1994 vol 246 c446W
Mr. Burden

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations she has received from Birmingham city council about the import of live sheep, and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Soames

My right hon. Friend has been in correspondence with Birmingham city council and encouraged it to take rigorous action over any infringements of the law. A report prepared by the council into the circumstances surrounding imports of sheep from Spain and Poland has been received. It describes the investigations made, and the prosecutions taken.