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Poultry: Animal Welfare

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether she plans to publish the results of her Department's research project on beak trimming of hens; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The three year intervention study by Bristol university on strategies to reduce the need for beak trimming is not being funded by DEFRA but the Tubney Trust.

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