§ Mr. Hain
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) when he last met representatives of National Milk Records to discuss investment in a computerised record system tracing cattle by genetic imprint; 
(2) what proposals there are for more investment in the National Milk Records cattle-tracing system; and if he will make a statement. 560W
§ Mr. Baldry
[holding answer 4 June 1996]: MAFF officials are in touch with National Milk Records about the future development of the NMR cattle recording system. I understand that an NMR working group is preparing proposals for extending the existing NMR database and I look forward to receiving these later this year.