HC Deb 20 May 1998 vol 312 c424W
Mr. Gale

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his answer of 13 May 1998,Official Report, column 145, on quarantine kennels, what were the findings of his inspectors' visits to the quarantine kennels named in the television programme transmitted on 5 May; and what action will be taken by his Department as a result of those visits against (a) those responsible for the conditions and (b) his Department's veterinary officers. [42688]

Mrs. Rooker

[holding answer 19 May 1998]: Dover and Folkestone Quarantine Kennels was inspected on 6 May. Following this inspection, the authorisation of part of the premises was withdrawn. Minor deficiencies were found in the remainder of the premises and the owner has been required to carry out remedial work by 18 May. Rutland Quarantine Kennels was inspected on 7 May. The premises were found to comply with the standard requirements relating to disease security.

The allegations made about conditions in these premises at the time of filming are still under investigation.

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