§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her Answer of 11 February 2003,Official Report column 642W, on farm incinerators, whether she has received clarification from the European Commission about the incineration of specified risk material in incinerators operating at less than 50kg per hour; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Margaret Beckett
Following receipt of an opinion from the EU Scientific Steering Committee, the European Commission has now proposed further measures to permit the incineration of specified risk material in incinerators operating at less than 50kg/hour.
From 1 May the incineration of SRM in such incinerators must comply with these measures as well as those measures already in the Animal By-Products Regulation.