Defra, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government are inviting views from stakeholders on proposals to introduce new regulations for the control of an outbreak of African swine fever, classical swine fever or swine vesicular disease in GB.
The proposed legislation consolidates and simplifies the legislation for these three diseases by replacing eleven existing statutory instruments. The new regulations are clear and transparent about the measures to be taken, and also address some gaps in the transposition of the existing EU law.
This legislation does not change GB policy for the control of these diseases.
The consultation document gives further information and can be viewed on our consultation website: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/.
This formal consultation will run from 28 Apr 2014 to 27 May 2014.
Monday April 28, 20147 DEFRA/ United Kingdom.