Cattle: Exports

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will prohibit the export of live young calves.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare)

No, the UK cannot place a unilateral ban on exports because to do so would be illegal under EU law.

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