§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what instructions he gives to his veterinary staff regarding(a) the approval of markets and other collection centres for the purposes of intra-Community trade and (b) the operation of markets when animals are presented for sale for export to EC countries. 
§ Mrs. Browning
[holding answer 15 November 1996]An animal health circular on the procedures for approval of collection centres, which included details of the conditions under which approved markets must operate, was issued to veterinary staff earlier this year. A copy has been placed in the Library of the House.