HC Deb 04 July 1978 vol 953 c123W
Sir Bernard Braine

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a fresh regulation requiring exporters of live farm animals for slaughter abroad to specify the exact point of destination; and why he has delayed implementing the assurances of his predecessor that such a requirement would be introduced.

Mr. Strang

Exporters are already asked, in connection with their application for a certificate to the effect that animals are fit to travel, to specify the final destination abroad. Whether this requirement should be covered in an order made under section 8 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 will depend on the decision the Government take on the future export of live animals for slaughter or further fastening.

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