HC Deb 23 January 2003 vol 398 c434W
Tony Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will abolish the 20 day rule. [92882]

Mr. Morley

I announced earlier today that we intend to reduce the whole farm standstill to six days from 4 March, subject to satisfactory further consultation with the livestock industry on a package of measures to improve biosecurity and disease surveillance.