§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many bovines animals were identified by his Department as having false or concealed identities on the first day of the special operation in the ports of Stranraer and Cairnryan; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mrs. Browning
[holding answer 7 November 1996]During a portal check at Stranraer and Cairnryan on Monday 28 October 1996, a consignment of 34 bovine animals was returned to Northern Ireland due to inadequate certification. The matter is under investigation.