Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

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

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had on measures to reduce the number of deaths of racehorses during races.

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

My ministerial colleague, the noble Lord Rooker, has arranged to meet the British Horseracing Authority in May to discuss the safety of racehorses during races.

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