HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c104W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the visit of the Under-Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Knowsley, North and Sefton, East (Mr. Howarth), to Shamrock Farm on 15 December 1998 was unannounced. [86885]

Mr. George Howarth

The visit was made by appointment. I do not believe it would be appropriate for me to visit establishments unannounced, but members of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Inspectorate do make unannounced visits.