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Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what meetings have taken place between representatives of the greyhound industry and Ministers and officials from his Department to discuss proposed regulations on welfare of greyhounds under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. (224055)

[holding answer 17 September 2008]: There have been a number of meetings already between officials and representatives of the greyhound industry, animal welfare organisations and local authorities to discuss proposals for regulations to promote the welfare of racing greyhounds, and further discussions are planned in the future.