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Duck Farming

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will hold a public consultation on animal welfare aspects of duck farming. [114255]

We plan to hold a public consultation later this year on a revised welfare code for ducks.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the planned revision of the welfare code for duck farming, with particular reference to the provision of access to water. [114256]

The revised welfare code for ducks will be subject to public consultation later this year. The provision of access to water will be one of the areas considered.