27 July 1999
Scots want free cattle passports
SCOTTISH farmers leaders remain resolutely opposed to government plans to make livestock farmers fund the British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS).
But they are not advocating a boycott of the system, which is scheduled to go live in a few weeks at a cost of £7 for every passport, reports The Herald.
They are hoping to resolve the issue through a meeting with Scottish rural affairs minister Ross Finnie.
- Scots urge minister to meet on passport charges, FWi, yesterday (26 July, 1999)
- The Herald 27/07/99 page 21