Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill - Second Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:39 pm on 21 February 2024.

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Photo of Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Baroness McIntosh of Pickering Conservative 5:39, 21 February 2024

My Lords, may I press my noble friend on that point? Across the European Union, most ports are owned by the state. Is there any wriggle room whereby my noble friend and the Government could ask the Government of France to look into providing some sort of help? It looks like a rather protectionist measure as it stands.