HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c120W
Mr. Paice

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what timetable he plans to follow for developing a pilot scheme for the new pet transport system; and when he expects to announce (i) the list of approved laboratories in the EU and rabies-free islands, (b) the vaccines, (iii) the identification system and (iv) the certification format. [86105]

Mr. Rooker

A pilot project will be in place as soon as possible (and in any event by next April), and the main scheme will be in place by April 2001. Announcements will be made about the arrangements for microchipping, vaccination, blood testing and health certification as these details are settled.