Select Committee on European Communities Eleventh Report


A. GENERAL POLICY QUESTIONS

22. STANDARDS FOR LIVESTOCK ON JOURNEYS OVER EIGHT HOURS (8880/97)

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


 
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