§ Dr. Brand
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the regulations for inspection of live animals destined for export, enabling the Ministry to nominate which local veterinary inspector should examine a particular consignment, as announced in 1997, will be brought into effect. 
§ Mr. Morley
We are in discussion with the Scottish and Welsh Administrations about the implications of carrying forward the proposals of which these changes form part, in the light of the views expressed in response to our public consultation exercise last year.