§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received from(a) individual farmers and (b) farming organisations about the practical consequences of implementing EC directive 95/29 on livestock transport in sparsely populated areas. 
§ Mrs. Browning
Out of a total of 127 responses to our recent consultation exercise on proposals for implementing Council directive 95/29/EC,(a) two individuals and (b) 13 farming organisations raised the issue of implementation in sparsely populated areas. Over 680 organisations and individuals were consulted in England and Wales.