Non-commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 9th February 2018.

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Photo of Wayne David Wayne David Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take as a result of the post-implementation review of the Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order.

Photo of Wayne David Wayne David Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) animal welfare organisations and (b) UK Border Force on the post-implementation review of the Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order since the end of his Department's consultation exercise on 26 October 2016.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The post implementation review will evaluate the effectiveness of the Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order. A public consultation was conducted and responses published in June 2017. A final report will be published in due course.

Ministers and officials have ongoing engagement with animal welfare NGOs on a range of issues including the movement of pet animals. Defra officials work with Border Force across a range of animal import matters including those covered by the review.

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