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With this, it will be convenient to take new clause 2—Vaccination as alternative to slaughter—
'In the 1981 Act the following section is inserted after section 16.
''16AA Vaccination as alternative to slaughter
The owner or person for the time being in charge of any animal the slaughter of which has been authorised for the purpose of preventing the spread of foot-and-mouth disease may apply to the Minister for it to be treated with vaccine in place of being slaughtered; and any such application shall be granted.''.'