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Animal Identification Scheme

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 26 November 1997

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if the United Kingdom is taking part in the Identification Electronique des Animaux trials. [17267]

No, principally because our resources in the area of cattle identification are already at full stretch in creating a national database of cattle movements. We are, however, keeping in touch with the trials being conducted in other Member States and various trials of electronic identification are taking place on a smaller scale in the UK.