HC Deb 10 January 1996 vol 269 c259W
Mr. David Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received from(a) individual farmers and (b) farming organisations about the practical consequences of implementing EC directive 95/29 on livestock transport, in sparsely populated areas. [8197]

Mr. Ancram

The Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland advised interested organisations in August 1995 of the provisions of directive 95/29. No representations were made at that stage. A formal consultation paper containing proposals for implementing the directive in Northern Ireland has recently been issued to interested organisations and comments sought by 2 February 1996. To date, no comments have been received.