§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on what date his Department ensured that his veterinary officials were instructed to take account of the Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1996. 
§ Mrs. Browning
All state veterinary service staff and technical staff were informed of the forthcoming Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1996 in early September 1995. At that time they were issued with draft guidance notes and instructions to provide copies of the final version, when available, in response to requests for information about the new order. Copies of the order and the final version of the guidance notes were issued to them in February 1996.