Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2004-05
24 February 2005

24 February 2005
Government Reply to Committee Report: The Draft Animal Welfare Bill

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has received a reply from the Government to the following report:

• First Report of Session 2004-05, The Draft Animal Welfare Bill, which was published on 8 December as HC 52-I.

The Committee will publish this reply as its Fourth Special Report of Session 2004-05 on 3 March 2005 at 11.00 am.  There will be no advance copies of the Special Report.


The Special Report will be available in the following ways:

• Members of the media can collect their copies from the Press Gallery, House of Commons.

• They will be sent by post to all witnesses (including those who submitted written evidence), or, if preferred, they can be collected either by witnesses or by their representatives between 11.00 am and 11.30 am on Thursday 3 March, from Westminster House, 7 Millbank, London.

• On 3 March the Report will also be available from the usual outlets, including the Stationery Office bookshops (reference: Fourth Special Report of the Committee, Session 2004-05, HC 385).

• The Report will be posted on the internet at approximately 3.30 pm on 3 March, and will  be accessible via the Committee's homepage.