HC Deb 30 November 2000 vol 357 cc881-2W
Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent representations he has received from(a) farmers and (b) veterinary surgeons in Scotland regarding his consultation on the reform of the dispensing of veterinary products; and if he will make a statement. [141028]

Ms Quin

The group carrying out an independent review of dispensing as part of the Action Plan for Farming has received written representations from the National Farmers Union of Scotland and one individual farmer. The group has also received 32 representations from veterinary surgeons in Scotland. The chairman and a member of the Independent Review Group have met the National Farmers Union of Scotland and attended a meeting of the Northern and Scottish Veterinary Action Group in Edinburgh during November. These representations, along with those received from elsewhere in the United Kingdom, are being carefully considered by the review group, which will report to my right hon. Friend the Minister by 31 March 2001.

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