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Farm Animals (European Convention)

Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on what date Her Majesty's Government ratified or accepted the European convention for the protection of animals kept for farming purposes.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to make the inspection of hen batteries comply with article 7 of the European convention for the protection of animals kept for farming.

The requirements of article 7 are already provided for in the Welfare of Livestock (Intensive Units) Regulations 1978.