HL Deb 26 January 2005 vol 668 c168WA
Lord Tebbit

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Davies of Oldham on 15 December (WA 95), whether Brittany Ferries has yet conducted its trial of the carriage of assistance dogs on its cross-channel services. [HL907]

Lord Davies of Oldham

Following discussions between the Department for Transport and Brittany Ferries to discuss its policy on the carriage of guide dogs, we understand a trial took place on 15 and 16 December 2004 involving a return trip on the Portsmouth to Ouistreham crossing. A veterinary surgeon was present in addition to representatives from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA). A report is being prepared and the GDBA is due to meet with Brittany Ferries shortly to discuss the findings

We will follow up with both organisations once they have reported on their findings.