§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has for changes in the calf processing scheme; and if he will postpone the changes until such time as the live export trade in calves reverts to its level in 1990. 
§ Mr. Rooker
I refer to my right hon. Friend the Minister's statement to the House on 16 November 1998,Official Report, columns 624-40. This is an EU scheme which is voluntary as from 1 December 1998, but the scheme lapses totally at the end of 1999. We could not, therefore, even if we were minded to do so, maintain it indefinitely.