This consultation aims to engage with all those with an interest in developing policy on Responsibility and Cost Sharing (RCS) for Animal Health and Welfare. It builds on our December 2006 consultation on the principles of RCS. Part 1 of the consultation sets out a range of options for establishing a new framework. Part 2 contains specific proposals on sharing responsibilities and costs for seven Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) measures of direct relevance to the cattle and sheep industries, the animal by-products industry, abattoirs, and laboratories interested in TSE and genotype testing.
In addition to the main consultation document we have developed a Discussion Guide to assist smaller groups and individuals to address some of the key questions in the consultation.
The closing date for comments on this consultation is 15 April 2008.