Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Animal Welfare

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will introduce a unilateral ban on the import of eggs produced in contravention of the welfare of laying hens directive.

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

The Government have thoroughly investigated the possibility of taking unilateral action and bringing in a UK ban on all imports of egg and egg products which have been produced in conventional cages in other member states. There are very significant legal and financial challenges in instigating a unilateral ban, but at this stage we are not ruling it out altogether. We will be announcing our enforcement strategy shortly.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.