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Livestock: Exports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 17th January 2020.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the criteria is for live animal exports for slaughter to be classified as long distance.

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

We have a manifesto commitment to end excessively long journeys for live animals going for slaughter and fattening once we leave the EU. We will shortly consult on how we deliver on that commitment and look forward to inviting views on the criteria that will be used to define an excessively long journey.

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