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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Pigs: Animal Welfare more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he had with (a) the National Farmers' Union and (b) other relevant bodies before publishing the updated Code of Practice for the welfare of pigs; for what reason that Code applies to England only; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Defra held an open public consultation in 2018 on a draft code of practice for pigs. The National Farmers’ Union and a range of key stakeholders engaged in the consultation process. Defra convened a sub-group which included the National Pig Association, the Pig Veterinary Society, AHDB Pork and the RSPCA to develop and refine the draft code further, and also engaged further with Compassion in Word Farming (CIWF). The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) approved the final version of the draft code. The code applies to England only as animal welfare is a devolved matter.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work very closely with the pig sector and will ensure owners and keepers of farmed pigs, are fully aware of the updated statutory code when it comes into force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T14:33:20.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:33:20.287Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this