Horse Racing

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered am ar 31 Hydref 2018.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Baroness Golding Baroness Golding Llafur

To ask Her Majesty's Government what agreement has been reached on the transport of racing horses to and from the EU in order to enable easy participation in horse racing following Brexit.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We want all equines to continue to be able to travel to and from the EU with the minimum of disruption, whilst maintaining high biosecurity and welfare standards when we leave. The Government is negotiating our departure from the EU with this in mind and Defra is working with the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) on appropriate future arrangements, including those for the movement of equines, under a number of possible scenarios. We are also putting in place contingency arrangements in the event of a no-deal outcome, as referenced in the recently published DExEU technical notice “Taking horses abroad if there’s no Brexit deal”.

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