HL Deb 15 October 1996 vol 574 c210WA
Lord Finsberg

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether it is their intention to sign the 1992 Protocol of Amendment to the European Convention for the Protection of Animals kept for Farming Purposes; and if not why not.

Lord Lucas

The provisions of this protocol are already reflected in UK legislation. The necessary formalities for signature and ratification will be completed as soon as possible.