Animal Health Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 7th October 2002.

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Photo of Lord Livsey of Talgarth Lord Livsey of Talgarth Liberal Democrat 5:15 pm, 7th October 2002

moved Amendment No. 99:

Before Clause 1, insert the following new clause—

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NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES

In the Animal Health Act 1981 (c. 22) the following section is inserted after section 16—

"16A NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Ministers shall make a national plan covering the measures applicable for the eradication and prevention of such specified disease and for addressing related matters—

(a) subject to an order laid before and approved by a resolution of both Houses of Parliament;

(b) subject to consultation with statutory appointed individuals, bodies and other organisations;

(c) subject to a formal review every three years; and

(d) which comes into immediate effect upon confirmation of a disease.""