HC Deb 28 January 2003 vol 398 cc729-31W
Mr. Cameron

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which organisations she has licensed to issue equine passports; and if she will make a statement. [93362]

Alun Michael

There are presently 56 equine organisations and associations that have been authorised to issue horse passports in Great Britain.

These passport issuing organisations are either: Equine studbook societies who deal with a particular breed. These have been recognised under Commission Decision 92/ 353/EC. This legislation lays down the criteria for the approval or recognition of organisations and associations which maintain or establish studbooks for registered equidae. International equine organisations that manage horses for competition or racing who have been registered under article 4 of the Horse Passports Order 1997.

List of Organisations and Associations that have been authorised in GB to issue Horse Passports (ie equine studbook societies that have been recognised under commission decision 92/353 EC and international organisations that manage horses for competition or racing:

  • American Quarter Horse Association UK
  • Anglo-European Studbook Ltd.
  • Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHc) UK Ltd.
  • Arab Horse Society
  • British Hanoverian Horse Society
  • British Horse Foundation/British Horse Database
  • British Miniature Horse Society
  • British Palomino Society
  • British Percheron Horse Society
  • British Skewbald & Piebald Association
  • British Spotted Pony Society
  • British Warm-Blood Society and British Sports Horse Registry
  • The Caspian Horse Society
  • The Caspian Horse Breed Society (UK)
  • Cleveland Bay Horse
  • Coloured Horse and Pony Society (UK)
  • Dales Pony Society
  • Dartmoor Pony Society
  • Donkey Breed Society
  • English Connemara Pony Society
  • Eriskay Pony Society
  • Eriskay Pony (Mother Society)—Comann Each nan Eilean Ltd.
  • Exmoor Pony Society
  • Fell Pony Society
  • Fjord Horse National Study-book Association of Great Britain
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  • Fjord Horse Registry of Scotland and Fjord Horse UK
  • Friesian Horse Association of Great Britain and Ireland Ltd.
  • Hackney Horse Society
  • Highland Pony Society
  • Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain
  • International Miniature Horse and Pony Society
  • The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB)
  • The Lusitano Breed Society (Great Britain)
  • Lippizaner National Studbook Association of Great Britain
  • National Pony Society
  • New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society
  • Scottish Icelandic Horse Association
  • Shetland Policy Stud-Book Society
  • Shire Horse Society
  • The Scottish Sports Horse
  • Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain
  • The Sports Pony Studbook Society
  • The Spotted Horse and Pony Society
  • The Standard and Trotting Horse Association of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Suffolk Horse Society
  • Trakehner Breeders Fraternity Weatherbys
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society

International organisations that manage horses for competition or racing:

  • The British Driving Society
  • British Harness Racing Club
  • British Equestrian Federation
  • Hurlingham Polo Association
  • The Spotted Pony Breed Society (Great Britain)
  • British Appaloosa Society
  • British Horse Society

Mr. Cameron

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what animal passports other than equine ones are issued that provide information about drugs administered to the animal concerned. [93365]

Alun Michael

Horses are the only animals that currently require a record to be made of medicines administered as required by Commission Decision 2000/ 68/EC, which requires all horses to be accompanied by a passport.

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