A. GENERAL POLICY QUESTIONS
22. STANDARDS FOR LIVESTOCK ON JOURNEYS OVER EIGHT HOURS
Letter from Lord Tordoff, Chairman of the Committee,
to Elliot Morley MP, Parliamentary Secretary of State, Ministry
of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
At a meeting on Wednesday of last week, Sub-Committee D of
the European Communities Committee considered the above proposal
and lifted its scrutiny reserve.
The Sub-Committee has welcomed the principle of this proposal
to improve the standards applied to the road carriage of livestock.
However, the Sub-Committee agrees with Her Majesty's Government
that ventilation controls as set out in the proposal would not
be appropriate to the UK and that (at least for the UK) alternative
measures, such as the proposed partitioning of the inside of vehicles,
may be more appropriate.
19 November 1997