Live Animal Exports

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Ms Sue Doughty Ms Sue Doughty Liberal Democrat, Guildford

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many exporters of live animals have been found to have breached the live transport regulations; and how many have had their licence revoked since July 1997.

Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Since July 1997, anyone transporting farm livestock for journeys exceeding eight hours by road or any animals on commercial journeys by rail, sea or air must hold a specific authorisation. The TRADE database, maintained by DEFRA, records enforcement action under the Welfare of Animals (Transport) Order 1997 but does not separately identify transporters who are exporters of live animals. No specific authorisations have been revoked. One case is pending.

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