Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2003-04
9 September 2004 The draft Animal Welfare Bill: further evidence sessions announced

9 September 2004 The draft Animal Welfare Bill: further evidence sessions announced

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee's Sub-Committee on the draft Animal Welfare Bill has decided to announce further oral evidence sessions in relation to its inquiry into the draft Animal Welfare Bill. At this stage, the Sub-Committee also expects to hear evidence on the draft Bill in the week commencing 11 October.

The schedule for the week commencing 13 September is as follows. The schedule for the remaining oral evidence will be announced shortly.

Monday, 13 September
4.30 pm    British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
5.00 pm    Sea Fish Industry Authority; National Anglers Alliance; and Shellfish Network

Wednesday, 15 September
9.00 am    National Gamekeepers' Organisation; and Animal Aid
9.45 am    Federation of Zoological Gardens; Born Free Foundation; and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
10.30 am   National Equine Welfare Council; International League for the Protection of Horses; and Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Thursday, 16 September
10.15 am    Association of Circus Proprietors of Great Britain; and Performing Animals Welfare Standards International (PAWSI)
11.00 am    British Greyhound Racing Board; and Greyhounds UK
11.30 am    Society of Conservative Lawyers



For the terms of reference of this inquiry please see the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee press notice, published 14 July 2004, available on the Committee's website: http://www.parliament.uk/efracom.

The Committee ordinarily meets in a committee room in Portcullis House at Westminster. There are often last minute changes of room and meetings may be held either in the Palace of Westminster or in Portcullis House. Those wishing to attend should check the venue by calling the committee office information line the day before the hearing on 020 7219 2033.

Further information about the draft Bill is available at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' website: http://www.defra.gov.uk, under 'Animal Health and Welfare'.