HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 cc30-1WS
Mr. Gordon Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps her Department is taking to ensure that there will be no resumption of live exports of horses, ponies and donkeys for the meat trade from the United Kingdom. [134185]

Mr. Bradshaw

We are taking the opportunity offered by negotiation of new EU rules on the welfare of animals in transport, to consider the best way to protect British equines.