HC Deb 01 November 1996 vol 284 c295W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has to secure early relaxation of the beef export ban from grass-fed specialist Welsh beef herds with full passporting; and if he will make a statement. [1961]

Mr. Hague

The United Kingdom will continue to work within the Florence framework for progressive lifting of the export ban. As the next step we are exploring the scope for exports under a certified herd scheme, such as the beef assurance scheme or a variant of it.