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Animal Welfare Regulation.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 11 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

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Emmet Stagg

Ceist:

73 Deputy Emmet Stagg asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will provide an update with regard to animal transport regulation proposals at EU level; and his policy regarding same. [12040/10]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The transport of animals is governed by Council Regulation (EC) No 1 of 2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations. The Commission is undertaking a review of this legislation. However it may take some time before the Commission prepares a proposal. A draft proposal developed in 2009 failed to obtain the agreement of the outgoing Commission. I wish to assure the Deputy that I will continue to participate fully in the discussions on any proposals that may emerge to ensure that account is taken of Ireland's interests.

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