HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 c422W
Mr. Moate

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are his latest proposals in the European Economic Community negotiations on the question of the export of live horses from the United Kingdom for slaughter and consumption on the continent; if it is still his policy that this trade will not be permitted; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclean

There have been no recent negotiations in the Community on this subject. It remains firm Government policy to press for the retention of controls designed to prevent the export of live horses for slaughter.