asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will report progress on the proposals to introduce a requirement for the tagging or tattooing of all sheep and goats in England before they leave their holding of birth.
Consultation documents were issued by the Government on
We have taken account of the comments given and we now intend to introduce new Sheep and Goat identification legislation in England in early September. Given the need to ensure that the industry has enough time to order and be supplied with the appropriate tags, we have decided that the tagging and tattooing requirements of the new legislation will not take effect until