Export for Slaughter

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 March 1993.

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Photo of John Gummer John Gummer Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 12:00, 25 March 1993

The hon. Gentleman and I are not far apart on the matter. We are seeking to ensure that the standards of animal transport throughout Europe are raised to the standards in this country. I hope very much that we can ensure that the rest of Europe learns about animal welfare from us. We have a lot to learn from them, perhaps, in our treatment of children and old people, but we have much to teach them on animals.