§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will set out all(a) British and (b) EC legislation governing the welfare of animals during transit.
§ Mr. Soames
British legislation governing the welfare of animals during transport is as listed.
- Section 1(b) of the Protection of Animals Act 1911
- Section 1(b) of the Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act 1912
- Sections 40 to 42 and 44 to 47 of the Animals Health Act 1981
- The Transit of Animals Order of 1927, S.R.& O.1927/289
- The Animals (Sea Transport) Order of 1930, S.R.& O.1930/923
- The Horses (Sea Transport) Order 1952, S.I. 1952/1291
- The Export of Horses (Veterinary Examination) Order 1966, S.I. 1966/507
- The Export of Horses (Protection) Order 1969, S.I. 1969/1784
- The Transit of Animals (General) Order 1973, S.I. 1973/1377
- The Transit of Animals (Road and Rail) Order 1975, S.I. 1975/1024
- The Importation of Animals Order 1977, S.I. 1977/1175
- The Export of Animals (Protection) Order 1981, S.I. 1981/1051
- The Welfare of Poultry (Transport) Order 1988, S.I. 1988/851
- The Welfare of Animals during Transport Order 1992, S.I. 1992/3304
At Community level the welfare of animals during transport is governed by Council directive 91/628/EEC (OJ No. L340, 11.12.91, p.17). This is implemented by the 1992 order as well as some of the earlier orders, as is set out in the explanatory note of the 1992 order. The directive permits certain national legislation to be retained pending the adoption of further detailed rules. The United Kingdom has taken advantage of this by maintaining certain national rules, in particular a maximum interval of 15 hours for feeding and watering animals in transport.