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Class 92 Locomotives: Track Work Funding

Lord Berkeley asked Her Majesty's Government:

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Viscount Goschen): I have nothing to add to my reply of 11th June. It is not the Government's practice to publish such correspondence.

BSE: Cost of Eradication Measures

Lord Tebbit asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is their current expectation of the total expenditure through the European Union in respect of measures to deal with BSE, what part of that will be borne by the United Kingdom, and what part will be spent in the United Kingdom.

Lord Lucas: The European Commission's current CAP budget proposals contain provisions of £191 million in 1996 and £259 million in 1997 for measures so far agreed to deal with BSE excluding other beef market support measures. The United Kingdom is forecast to contribute about 15 per cent. to the EU budget in 1996 and 14 per cent. in 1997 before our Fountainebleau abatement

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is taken into account. About £157 million of the 1996 amount and all of the 1997 amount is expected to be spent in the United Kingdom.

Animal Feed: Monitoring and Enforcement of Controls

Lord Willoughby de Broke asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Further to the reply by Lord Lucas to Viscount Gage's Starred Question on 4th June (H.L. Deb, col. 1158), what authority or agency is responsible for monitoring the content of animal compound feeds.

Lord Lucas: The composition, labelling and marketing of animal feed in Great Britain is governed by the Feeding Stuffs Regulations 1995. These regulations are enforced by local authorities. Responsibility for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the prohibitions on mammalian protein in animal feed lies with the State Veterinary Service and local authorities jointly.

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