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Animal Welfare

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 16 January 2007, Official Report, columns 968-9W, on the Animal Welfare Act 2006, when he expects the secondary legislation to which it referred will be introduced. (243466)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: DEFRA keeps under review the timetable of secondary legislation. The following table provides a list of made and proposed secondary legislation and codes.

Secondary legislation

Date into force

The Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) Regulations 2007

6 April 2007

The Docking of Working Dogs' Tails (England) Regulations 2007

6 April 2007

The Mutilations (Permitted Procedures) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

3 June 2008

Commencement order bringing into force offences relating to the recording of animal fights

6 April 2009

Welfare code of practice on cats

6 April 2009

Welfare code of practice on dogs

6 April 2009

Welfare code of practice on equines

6 April 2009

Welfare code of practice on private keeping of primates

1 October 2009

Welfare code of practice on the rearing of gamebirds

1 October 2009

Regulations on the welfare of racing greyhounds

6 April 2010