Consultation outcome

Non-formal consultation on electronic reporting of pig movements in England

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Summary of responses

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Defra consulted non-formally on a proposal to replace the current paper method of reporting pig movements in England with a pre notification electronic system.

Documents

Consultation document

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Letter

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Appendix I – Impact Assessment

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Appendix II – Draft Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement Order) 2011

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Appendix III – List of consultees

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (eg a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email defra.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Consultation description

Summary

Defra consulted non-formally on a proposal to replace the current paper method of reporting pig movements in England with a pre notification electronic system. The system will be delivered in partnership with industry and will include a free bureau service for those keepers who are not able to use computers themselves to report the moves. Reporting movements directly by computer or through the bureau service should reduce the burden on keepers and provide more accurate and timely information for disease control purposes. The existing Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 2007 (PRIMO) will be replaced by a new 2011 Order to provide the necessary legislative base.

The consultation also sought views on three areas, these are:

  • permitting the use of compressed air applied slap marks (tattoos) as an alternative  option to the standard  methods of identifying pigs; and
  • reducing the retention period for on farm records from 6 years to 3 years and
  • requiring individual identification and recording for boars moving to artificial insemination centres.