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Processed Animal Proteins (England) Regulations 2001

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Processed Animal Proteins (England) Regulations 2001 to (i) businesses and (ii) the regulators. (125604)

A full regulatory impact assessment was published alongside the Processed Animal Proteins (England) Regulations 2001. Copies were made available in the Library of the House.

The successful application of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) feed controls has brought about a year-on-year reduction in the incidence of BSE. This, along with the Government’s other BSE controls, has enabled the over-30-month scheme to be replaced, at an annual saving to the taxpayer of £300 million, and paved the way for the beef export ban to be lifted.