Consultation outcome

Animal health and welfare and food safety report: review of the balance of competences

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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This report examines the balance of competences between the European Union and the United Kingdom in the area of animal health and welfare and food safety.

It is a reflection and analysis of the evidence submitted by experts, non-governmental organisations, business people, Members of Parliament and other interested parties, either in writing or orally, as well as a literature review of relevant material. 

Where appropriate, the report sets out the current position agreed within the Coalition Government for handling this policy area in the EU. It does not predetermine or prejudge proposals that either Coalition party may make in the future for changes to the EU or about the appropriate balance of competences.

Original consultation

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Summary

Report on animal health and food safety for the government's review of the balance of competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Documents

List of EU animal health, welfare and food safety legislation covered by the review (Welsh version)

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Call for evidence: Animal health, welfare and food safety (Welsh version)

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Call for evidence: Animal health, welfare and food safety

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List of EU animal health, welfare and food safety legislation covered by the review

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Evidence: animal health and welfare and food safety

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Consultation description

The government is carrying out a review of the EU’s competences. The review will provide an analysis of what the EU does and how it affects the UK.

Full details of the review programme can be found in this detailed guide.

Defra led on the report on animal health and welfare and food safety in the first semester of the review (autumn 2012 - summer 2013) alongside the Food Standards Agency.