HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 cc549-50W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on(a) the operation of the Government's measures in Wales to deal with the BSE crisis; and what assessment he has made of their effectiveness. [31081]

Mr. Hague

The Government have introduced a number of measures to assist those involved in the beef industry. These include direct support to renderers and abattoirs and schemes to remove older beef from the food chain and to help beef producers until the market recovers. It is too early to assess the effectiveness of these measures on the overall state of the industry.