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 Roger Gale Roger Gale , North Thanet 12:00, 25 March 1993

Does my right hon. Friend agree that, while some issues can benefit from subsidiarity, environmental matters in general, and animal welfare matters in particular, require a European approach? Will he confirm that Her Majesty's Government will not agree to any standards for animal welfare, particularly with regard to animals in transit in Europe, that are lower than those that constitute current practice in the United Kingdom?