HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c168W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for what reasons the proposal for an export certified herd scheme in Northern Ireland did not include a measure to allow beef on the bone to be exported from herds with no record of BSE. [27341]

Dr. John Cunningham

[holding answer 5 February 1998]: The decision to propose the deboning of all beef exports under the Export Certified Herds Scheme follows a recommendation from the European Commission's Scientific Veterinary Committee.