HC Deb 09 June 1997 vol 295 c354W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to review the present stocking density for table broiler chickens. [1902]

Mr. Morley

A maximum stocking density of 34 kg/m2 is recommended for broilers in the welfare code on domestic fowls. We will consider whether this provision needs changing in the light of(a) the results of scientific work commissioned following a recommendation from the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC) in 1992 and (b) the further advice FAWC has undertaken to give when those scientific results are available.

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