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Cattle And Sheep Exports

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his policy in respect of the export from Britain of scrapie-infected sheep.

It is up to importing countries to determine what conditions they wish to impose upon sheep exported from Great Britain.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list those countries which have banned imports from Britain of (a) live cattle and (b) live sheep, giving the date of the introduction of such ban in each case.

The information requested is set out in the table:

(a) Live cattle
AustraliaDecember 1988
AustriaMay 1990
CanadaFebruary 1990
FinlandJanuary 1989
New ZealandDecember 1988
Saudi ArabiaFebruary 1990
SwedenOctober 1988
TunisiaFebruary 1990
TurkeyJune 1990
United States of AmericaJuly 1989
USSRMarch 1990
(b) Live sheep
AustriaMay 1990
CanadaMay 1990
SwedenOctober 1988
TurkeyJune 1990
USSRMarch 1990
1 Not applicable—no health certification agreed.