Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

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

28 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.  The schedule for the week commencing 11 October is as follows:

Tuesday 12 October: morning

10.30 am   
Association of Chief Police Officers; Chartered Institute of Environmental Health; Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services; and Paula Williamson, Solicitor, Worcestershire County Council

Tuesday 12 October: afternoon

3.30 pm
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; and British Veterinary Association

4.30 pm (approx)
Mr Mike Radford, Reader of Law, University of Aberdeen

Wednesday 13 October

2.30 pm
Country Land and Business Association; and Countryside Alliance

3.15 pm (approx)
Advocates for Animals; and League Against Cruel Sports

4.00 pm (approx)
Self Help Group for Farmers, Pet Owners and Others Experiencing Difficulties with the RSPCA

Thursday 14 October

10.00 am
Mr Ben Bradshaw MP, Minister for Nature Conservation and Fisheries, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

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'.