Antibiotics (Intensive Farms)
Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion, Green)
I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate. In the light of the very real health risks and the strong words from a former chief medical officer, as the hon. Gentleman has said, about the unnecessary use of antibiotics being nothing less than
“a death warrant for a future patient”,
does he agree that we need a legally binding timetable for the phased ending of all routine, prophylactic, non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in animals?