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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14464: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 7 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00925 by Fergus Ewing on 6 February 2018 (Official Report, c. 7), what assessment it has made of how a UK-wide ban on the export of live animals for slaughter could impact on the quality livestock sector in the (a) Northern Isles, (b) Western Isles and (c) rest of Scotland.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 13 March 2018

As there are currently no exports of animals from Scotland for slaughter to continental Europe, there would be little impact of a ban on these movements.