HL Deb 25 July 1997 vol 581 c190WA
Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the 1996–97 annual report and accounts for the Veterinary Medicines Directorate is due to be published.

Lord Donoughue

The Government are pleased to announce that the Veterinary Medicines Directorate's annual report and accounts for 1996–97 was published yesterday. Copies are available in the Library of the House.

The report charts the continuing success of the Directorate as a "Next Steps" Agency and we would like to congratulate the Chief Executive, Dr. Rutter, and his staff on their considerable achievements during the year.

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has also published a second report on Surveillance for Veterinary Residues. The report sets out the results of the testing for residues of veterinary medicines in meat and other animal products. Copies of this report are also available in the Library of the House.