HC Deb 19 July 1973 vol 860 c177W
39. Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he remains satisfied with the degree of compliance with the codes of practice in connection with the rearing of calves for veal.

Mrs. Fenner

The welfare codes are not mandatory, but Ministry veterinary officers check on the observance of the codes during welfare inspections. They also investigate any reports of unnecessary pain or distress and give advice as necessary. They have found no evidence of pain or distress to veal calves.

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