HC Deb 05 May 2000 vol 349 cc251-2W
Mr. Prosser

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to monitor whether local veterinary inspectors in other EU member states who inspect live farm animals prior to export are adhering to the revised procedures for sheep and pigs destined for fattening, production and slaughter which came into effect on 31 May 1999. [119132]

Mr. Morley

The procedures which the Government introduced on 31 May were a national measure to ensure that the inspections of these animals prior to their export are carried out to the highest possible standards. They were not introduced in other EU member states, who set their own standards.