§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what action his Department is taking to ensure that cattle carcases submitted under the 30-month rule are subsequently destroyed; and what information he has about the number of carcases of such cattle which have either been disposed of by other means or are otherwise unaccounted for. 
§ Mr. Hague
The over-30-month slaughter scheme is run by the Intervention Board executive agency. I understand that following slaughter carcases are stained and transported in sealed containers to renderers or for cold storage before rendering. The process is carefully monitored by the Meat Hygiene Service and state veterinary service and there are no carcases unaccounted for.