HC Deb 19 December 2000 vol 360 c133W
Mr. Prosser

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he is taking to persuade(a) the European Commission and (b) European Union member states to lift the BSE-related ban on the export of live calves from the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement. [142948]

Ms Quin

The proposed European Union Council Regulation on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, currently under discussion in Brussels, holds out the prospect of a return to live exports of bovine animals once BSE incident in the UK has reduced to a lower level. We believe this is the best route to achieving a return to live exports, but progress will take some time.

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