HC Deb 24 April 1996 vol 276 cc213-4W
Mr. Key

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if the special provisions for the United Kingdom and Ireland in the Balai directive regarding the import of traded cats and dogs were based on the recommendations of the Scientific Veterinary Committee in paper V1/1533/92-EN-REI-1.; and if he will make a statement. [26337]

Mrs. Browning

The rabies provisions of the Balai directive—EC directive 92/65—including those provisions for the movement of traded dogs and cats into the UK and Ireland from other member states, we agreed taking into account the Scientific Veterinary Committee report VI/1533/92-EN-Rev.1. Although not identical to the recommendations in this report, these provisions represent the safeguards the Council of Ministers agreed were necessary to reduce the risks that it identified.

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