Animal Welfare

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who the members of the England Implementation Group to oversee animal health and welfare strategy are; and what organisations they represent.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The membership of the England Implementation Group looking at the animal health and welfare strategy is as follows:

Helen Browning (Chair)

Richard Bennett

Tim Brigstocke

Chris Brown

Neil Cutler

Nigel Durnford

Stewart Houston

Peter Jinman

Diane McCrea

Martin Potter

Peter Scott

Dick Sibley

Sarah Wolfensohn

The EIG was appointed by DEFRA Ministers, to advise Government on implementing the Strategy in England. The 13 members of the group are there for their individual expertise and experience in animal health and welfare, rather than as representatives of particular organisations.

Further information on the members is available on the DEFRA website.

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