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

There is no question of the welfare of farm animals being dealt with as a matter of subsidiarity. These are matters which bear directly on a common agricultural policy and we want the same standards throughout Europe. I have made it clear that I am not introducing unilateral measures in this country; I am insisting that the standards rise throughout Europe. There are very important areas in which subsidiarity should be applied, but this is not one of them.