§ Mr. Levitt
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what meetings he has had with representatives of the knackers industry in respect of current problems with the disposal of fallen stock; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Rooker
I met representatives of the Licensed Animal Slaughterers' and Salvage Association (LASSA) on 17 November 1997 to discuss the disposal of fallen stock. The Government consider that it is the responsibility of the livestock industry to ensure that there are suitable arrangements for the collection and disposal of fallen stock. My officials are discussing future arrangements with LASSA, the Meat and Livestock Commission and the farming industry.