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Animal Welfare

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from what date the policy of not publishing the results of welfare checks conducted by the State Veterinary Surgery applied. [115315]

The results of veterinary inspections are confidential to the people responsible for the animals inspected. But summaries of such farm welfare inspections have been published in the reports of the Chief Veterinary officer for many years.