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Livestock Farmers

Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures she proposes to take if livestock farmers do not agree to contribute to a national disposal scheme. [120265]

There was a low response rate of 30 per cent. from livestock farmers to the letter inviting interest in a national scheme. In the light of this disappointing response the Government is now considering whether the scheme should go ahead, and if so in what form.