Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the case for EU-level legislation to exclude bank holidays from the seven day requirement for notification of cattle deaths.
David Heath (Somerton and Frome, Liberal Democrat)
There have been no EU-wide discussions to exclude bank holidays from the seven day requirement for notification of cattle deaths. The British Cattle Movement Service adopts a pragmatic approach to such matters.