HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 c1102W
Sir Archy Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what further steps she will take to promote the export of beef. [174421]

Mr. Bradshaw

Beef exports are currently limited by the requirements of the Date Based Export Scheme. In the light of last week's positive opinions from the European Food Safety Authority, and taking account of any decision to replace the UK's over-30 months rule by testing, we will continue to work with the EU Commission to ensure that controls on UK beef exports are eased as far as possible.

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