§ 17. Mr. Clifton-Brown
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects beef to be exported to the continent. 
§ Mr. Nick Brown
The European Commission inspected our operational arrangements for the date-based export scheme in the week 12 to 16 April. The report of this inspection was presented to their Standing Veterinary Committee on 15 June and includes a recommendation that the Commission should set the date from which exports of beef under the scheme may begin.