HL Deb 19 July 2004 vol 664 cc20-1WA
Baroness Byford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the new livestock identification and tracing programme will be in place. [HL3664]

Lord Whitty

The introduction of a single livestock register for registering and recording movements of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer is the key component of Defra's Livestock Identification and Tracing Programme. We are planning for delivery of the register by late 2006–07 but the project is still being scoped and is highly dependent on the progress of other related IT projects.