HC Deb 19 January 1988 vol 125 c615W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of the Farm Animal Welfare Council to improve conditions at horse markets and sales; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson

[holding answer 18 January 1988]: The Government response to the report on the welfare of livestock at markets, announced in October, accepted that legislation should be introduced to cover horse markets and other sales. Proposals for a new order and code of practice will be issued for consultation later this year.

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