HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 c125W
Mr. Beith

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now lay before Parliament the Exportation of Pigeons Order 1983, (S.I., 1983, No. 872).

Mrs. Fenner

The order is made under section 11 of the Animal Health Act 1981 which does not require laying. This being so, the order cannot be subjected to the provisions of the Statutory Instruments Act 1946 and the Standing Orders of each House.

Copies of the order, when printed, will be supplied to Parliament by the HMSO, as is normal practice. However in this particular case, because of the interest shown by hon. Members, I did, exceptionally, arrange for a supply of typed copies to be placed in the Library and the Vote Office on 28 June.