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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18898: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 19 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will encourage the sale of rose veal in the Garden Level Restaurant.

Answered by: Kezia Dugdale 2 October 2018

Currently our catering providers supply chain does not include rose veal, however we will ask them to consider the sale of rose veal in the future. We acknowledge that rose veal production is different from “white veal”. We further note that rose veal is a by-product of the dairy industry and animal welfare organisations support farmers in rearing bull calves for rose veal or beef. Any decision to sell rose veal in the future will only be on the basis that the appropriate accreditation, ensuring high standards of animal welfare, has been obtained.