HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 cc243-4W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he intends to introduce arrangements under which the Ministry will(a) nominate which local veterinary inspector is to inspect a specific consignment of live farm animals prior to export and (b) pay the LVI and recover the cost for this service through charges on the exporter; and if he will make a statement. [101634]

Mr. Morley

[holding answer 7 December 1999]: We are in discussion with the Scottish and Welsh administrations about the implications of carrying forward these further changes to the pre-export procedures for live food animals, in the light of views expressed in response to our consultation paper last year.