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Patagial Tagging

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd March 2009.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects legislation amending the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 to allow the fitting of patagial tags by non-veterinarians to come into force.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State (Farming and the Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEFRA is in the final stages of producing an exemption order under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 to permit non-veterinarians to wing and web tag non-farmed birds for conservation and research purposes. We hope that the new legislation will be in force within the next couple of months.

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