HC Deb 23 May 1991 vol 191 c561W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many forms, and what proportion, were returned from sheep farmers about sheep dipping last year; what measures he intends to take to ensure that all forms are received; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gummer

Local authority estimates suggest that approximately 70 per cent. of form R owner declarations of dipping were returned to local authorities. It is for local authorities to take action in those cases where forms are not returned but I have made it clear that I am looking for a much better response from farmers during this year's national dip.

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