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Movement Of Animals

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has any proposals to alter the existing code of guidelines for the movement of animals; and if he will make a statement.

I announced last November that the Government intended to rationalise the many orders on the welfare of animals in transit, starting with a new poultry transport order. Proposals for this new order were circulated to interested parties in April. The two existing codes of practice, on the transport of farm animals and horses by air and by roll-on/roll-off ferries, will also he amended where necessary.