Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

21 AUG 2017

CCTV to be mandatory in slaughterhouses

Steve Brine has warmly welcomed news that CCTV is to become compulsory in all English slaughterhouses.

The UK already has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world, and has led the way in the protection of animals.

Steve Brine said: "The manifesto commitment for CCTV to be required in every slaughterhouse in England in the areas where live animals are present, is an important next step towards reinforcing our status as a global leader.γ€€It is also the outcome of a long campaign backed by many of my constituents.

"I am delighted the Government has also confirmed it will raise standards for farm animals and domestic pets by modernising statutory animal welfare codes to reflect enhancements in medicines, technology and the latest research and advice from vets. The codes will remain enshrined in law and the first to be updated will cover chickens bred for meat.

"Slowly but surely Michael Gove is doing all the right things, and as we prepare to leave the EU, these measures show consumers around the world that our animals are protected to the very highest standards."

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Steve Brine: The Department does not collect this information. We have taken several steps to help secure a strong and sustainable social care system, including the Budget announcement of an extra £2 billion in funding. Taken together, Government funding decisions since 2015 will give councils access to £9.25 billion more dedicated funding for social care over the next three years. Adult...

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Steve Brine: NHS England North Midlands confirmed that they received a total of six applications, of which three were shortlisted for interview. Two candidates attended an interview and one applicant withdrew.

Written Answers β€” Department of Health: Pharmacy: Disadvantaged (22 Nov 2017)
Steve Brine: The Department does not hold this information. Following the review process, NHS England published a summary of the outcome of the review process which sets out anonymised data against each application. This can be found at the following link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/summary-outcome-repor t-for-the-pharmacy-access-scheme-national-review-panel/


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