HC Deb 04 March 1999 vol 326 c909W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations his Department has received from current providers of quarantine facilities in the recent consultation exercise on quarantine reform. [70602]

Mr. Rooker

During the consultation exercise representations were received from the following providers of quarantine facilities:

  • Aquithie Boarding and Quarantine Kennels and Cattery
  • Dover and Folkestone Quarantine Kennels
  • Firs International Quarantine
  • Foredown Kennels and Cattery
  • Four in Hand Kennels
  • Galley Hill International Kennels and Cattery
  • Knightwood Kennels
  • Moonwinds Quarantine and Boarding Kennels and Cattery
  • Oakenshaw Grange
  • Par Air (Livestock) Ltd.
  • St. Andrews Farm Kennels.

Responses were also received from the Quarantine Association and Quarantine Kennels Owners Association U.K.

The main view expressed in these representations was that the Government should provide compensation to quarantine kennels owners if the present arrangements are changed; some suggested that the quarantine period should be reduced rather than dispensed with altogether.

Mr. Wood

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which organisations were contacted during the consultation process on changes to the quarantine regulations. [73470]

Mr. Rooker

A list has been placed in the Library of the organisations that were sent a consultation letter which was issued by this Department on 23 September 1998. Separate consultations were held by the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales.

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