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Livestock: Transport

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many lorries of live farm animals for further fattening or slaughter have left English ports since 1 May 2013; and of those shipments how many lorries were inspected by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratory Agency both at loading and at the port.

Photo of David Heath David Heath The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Between 1 May 2013 and 5 September 2013, there have been 46 such vehicles. All of these vehicles were inspected by the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) on departure. 18 were subject to additional checks by AHVLA inspectors at the port of exit.

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