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Animal Welfare: Codes of Practice

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to his answer of 26 November 2007, Official Report, columns 28-9W, on animal welfare: codes of practice, how his Department will validate the objectivity of the research it has commissioned from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. (172800)

DEFRA has commissioned a study by The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust into the welfare implications of using bits and spectacles. The results of the study will be subject to independent peer review.