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Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:28 AM
How are things in the south of France ? Have you seen the press release
from Defra about the consultation on the Health Check?
Is it not a bit silly, to say the least. Defra starts a consultation now
for twelve weeks, that is till the first half of September. But the discussion
in Brussels started at the 20th of May, if I remember rightly. One British
newspaper reported that the UK was not present at all at an important EU
ministerial meeting where the first salvos about the Health Check were fired.
The discussion will continue in the summer, what is the use of the input of
farmers and others in this consultation round?
Hope others will give their opinion..