§ Mr. Rendel
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps she is taking to ensure that all livestock vehicles transporting animals for over eight hours are required to install a forced ventilation system. 
§ Mr. Morley
[holding answer 9 November 2001]: Correct ventilation, control and monitoring of the conditions in livestock vehicles is important to maintain animal welfare. Discussions are continuing in the context 698W of the European Commission's proposal for a revision of the EU regulation which sets standards for over eight hour livestock vehicle ventilation.