§ Lord Morris of Manchester
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What consultations Ministers have had or will have with the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) on the amendments to draft Council Regulations on the protection of animals during transport and related operations (COM (2003) 425, version 3); and what is their response to the amendments sought by the BVA and RCVS. [HL1117]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty)
We consulted 61 organisations including the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). We received 31 replies. We are grateful for the views of the professional veterinary associations and other comments received during consultation which help to inform detailed discussions of the draft proposal in Brussels. We shall consult further as the EU proposals develop.