HL Deb 17 March 2000 vol 610 cc234-5WA
Lord Lucas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they propose to test cattle slaughtered in the United Kingdom for BSE using any of the tests approved by the European Union for that purpose; and, if so, when; or, if not, why not. [HL1522]

Baroness Hayman

One of the tests approved by the EU for the purposes of surveillance has already been used in a survey of 4,163 animals slaughtered under the over 30-month scheme. Plans for further active surveillance are currently being considered.