Livestock: Exports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 20 October 2023.

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Photo of Beth Winter Beth Winter Labour, Cynon Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to bring forward legislative proposals for a ban on live exports before the end of the current Parliament.

Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government recognises the long-standing public concern with livestock and horses being exported for slaughter and fattening. We are determined to deliver our manifesto commitment to end this trade and will be bringing forward a live exports ban as soon as Parliamentary time allows.

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