HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c219W
Mr. Stunell

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her estimate is of the annual cost to the farming industry of the introduction of the EU draft regulations on the double-tagging of sheep; and what proportion of that cost she plans to meet from her Departmental budget. [91420]

Mr. Morley

[holding answer 20 January 2003]: A full regulatory impact assessment is being prepared and officials will be seeking advice from key stakeholders to ensure that costs are accurately reflected.