HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 c224W
28. Mr. Livsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of when the export ban on beef from Wales to the EU and world markets will be lifted. [2621]

Mr. Win Griffiths

The export ban has been in place for over a year now. We have fulfilled the Florence pre-conditions and we now need recognition for the measures taken and the sacrifices made. Lifting the ban will not be easy, but we hope the present Government's constructive and positive approach will pay dividends. We are exploring with the Commission how we can most quickly get the export ban lifted. As well as certified herds proposals we will be considering other options.

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