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Animals (Transport)

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will institute European legislation through the Council of Ministers for the provision of standards throughout the European Economic Community for the well-being of animals transported over a distance of more than 20 km.

The possibility of improved EEC legislation is one of the considerations that the Government will take into account in reaching a decision on the future of the trade in live food animals.