HC Deb 26 March 2001 vol 365 c521W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, for the duration of the foot and mouth restrictions, he will delay the implementation of the EU scheme for sampling all bovine carcases of animals more than 30-months-old; what modifications have been made to the scheme following his discussions with farming, trade and hunt kennel representatives; and if he will make a statement. [154716]

Ms Quin

[holding answer 20 March 2001]We will shortly be consulting publicly with interested organisations on our proposals and will take account of comments received before reaching final decisions.