§ The Earl of Lytton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How long individual official veterinary surgeons should be expected to work at any specific meat or cutting plant before being transferred to another plant; and whether frequent changes of official veterinary surgeons are conducive to good enforcement practices. [HL2886]
§ Lord Donoughue
There is no established rule relating to the length of time individual official veterinary surgeons (OVSs) are expected to work at a particular meat or cutting plant before being transferred to another one.
However, as all OVSs are required to carry out their enforcement duties to the same standards, any change in OVS at a particular plant should have no effect on the enforcement practices carried out there.