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Date-Based Export Scheme

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Date-based Export Scheme; and what plans she has to amend the scheme. [116584]

The Date-based Export Scheme has been effective in enabling the UK to resume exporting British beef albeit in small quantities.We are currently exploring with the commission a number of proposals to amend the scheme.