Sheep: Transmissible Encephalopathies:Written question - 277203

Q
Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 15 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Sheep: Transmissible Encephalopathies
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable the identification of the age of ovine animals other than by the eruption of the permanent incisor under the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (2018).
A
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 23 July 2019

The Government is preparing to consult on amendments to the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (2018) in line with changes to EU rules, which would permit the introduction of an optional method of ageing of sheep alternative to dentition.

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