HC Deb 10 July 1996 vol 281 cc243-4W
Sir Michael Spicer

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the need for national legislation to provide for the implementation of a policy of culling cattle. [25867]

Mrs. Browning

The Department's on-going consideration of options for the selective slaughter of cattle in relation to bovine spongiform encephalopathy cover all the relevant aspects of the options including the need for a proper legislative basis.

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