HC Deb 26 November 1997 vol 301 c584W
Mrs. Ballard

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if the United Kingdom is taking part in the Identification Electronique des Animaux trials. [17267]

Mr. Rooker

No, principally because our resources in the area of cattle identification are already at full stretch in creating a national database of cattle movements. We are, however, keeping in touch with the trials being conducted in other Member States and various trials of electronic identification are taking place on a smaller scale in the UK.