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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:10 am on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 11:10 am, 8th February 2018

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has said that we will not have American-style industrial factory farming in this country, yet in my constituency there is an application to have 540,000 chickens slaughtered every 42 days. That is unacceptable. May we have a debate in this House on industrial-scale factory farming? Would you allow me, Mr Speaker, to bring in a cage with the chickens in it to demonstrate the appalling conditions they have to live under?