§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she next intends to meet representatives of the National Beef Association. 
§ Mr. Morley
There are, at present, no specific arrangements for the Secretary of State to meet with the National Beef Association.
However, I recently met with the Association, on 4 April, to discuss matters regarding TB in cattle.
My noble Friend (The Lord Whitty) last met directly with the Association on 7 November, in order to discuss the Animal Movement Regime and has accepted an invitation to attend the Association's forthcoming event 'Beef 2002', organised for 24 May.
Lord Whitty also maintains regular contact with representatives of the Association through attendance at stakeholder meetings and looks forward to continuing dialogue on issues facing the Beef Industry.