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Beef

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th December 2004.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(1) what timetable she has set for the lifting of (a) the over-30-month scheme and (b) the export ban on British beef;

(2) when she expects the over-30-month scheme to end.

Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Minister of State (Rural Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra will consult the industry and the EU Commission on the shape and duration of a successor to the OTMS, which will be required to dispose of cattle born before 1 August 1996.

Any changes in the domestic over-30-month (OTM) rule and the over-30-month scheme (OTMS) are unlikely to come into effect until the latter half of 2005. Changes in export restrictions are not expected to come into effect until late 2005.

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