HC Deb 18 May 1971 vol 817 cc264-5W
Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what terms of reference he gave the Farm Animals Welfare Advisory Committee and the State Veterinary Service when requiring them to investigate the use of sow stalls and the welfare of the sows confined in them.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The State Veterinary Service was instructed to report on the practical operation of the livestock welfare codes in the field. The Advisory Committee was asked to consider that Report, to advise on any necessary changes in the codes and to re-examine the points about which concern had been expressed in the debate in the House on 20th October, 1969.—[Vol. 788, c. 906–8.]