HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 c79W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what support the Government are giving to livestock hauliers to ensure that they can continue their trade. [20916]

Mrs. Browning

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food sets statutory requirements to protect the welfare of animals in transit, which provide a framework within which livestock hauliers may lawfully carry on their trade; provides advice on best practice and on legal requirements; and, in relation to exports, promptly carries out its responsibilities with regard to the issue of documentation and the checking of proposed new routes for compliance with welfare requirements.