HC Deb 26 June 1995 vol 262 cc523-4W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many sheep in a consignment exported from Shoreham on the Northern cruiser on 17 May were dead on arrival in Dieppe; what was the cause of death; how many sheep gave birth during the journey; how many sheep died during the unloading and how; whether any prosecutions are to be brought in respect of any sheep that died and any sheep that were transported contrary to the prohibition of the Welfare of Animals during Transport Order 1994 on the transportation of an animal which is likely to give birth during transport; and if he will make a statement. [27105]

Mrs. Browning

The French authorities have reported that two sheep were dead on arrival at Dieppe and that one gave birth during the journey. The Ministry is supporting the local authority in investigations into these matters.