§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of recent research regarding canine spongiform encephalopathies; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Rooker
No cases of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy have been confirmed in canines.
We are aware of a case of a Norwegian dog showing a spongiform change in the brain. We have sought clarification from the Norwegian authorities on the results of their investigation into this case.