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Live Animal Exports

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 make a statement on the export of livestock to France in each of the last three years. [113357]

All livestock exports from the United Kingdom to France must comply with strict animal health and welfare rules. In particular, additional EU animal health rules which were introduced in 2001 as a result of the foot and mouth disease outbreak have applied to all sheep and goat exports from the UK to France since EU trade restrictions were lifted.