§ The Countess of Mar
asked Her Majesty's Government:
For how long they anticipate the Over Thirty Months Scheme for cattle will continue. [HL323]
§ Baroness Hayman
In due course it may be appropriate to discuss the Over Thirty Months Scheme with European partners following advice from the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee on the over thirty month rule. In the meantime the Government's planning assumption is that the scheme will continue for the foreseeable future.