Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - Minutes of Evidence [Back to Report]
The Welfare of Laying Hens Directive - Implications for the egg industry

Here you can browse the Minutes of Evidence which were ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 9 February 2011.

Oral Evidence

Taken before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

on Wednesday 2 March 2011

Members present:
Miss Anne McIntosh (Chair) Mrs Mary Glindon
Thomas DochertyNeil Parish
Richard DraxDan Rogerson
George EusticeAmber Rudd


Witnesses: Mark Williams, Chief Executive, and Giles Clifton, Head of Public Affairs, British Egg Industry Council, gave evidence.

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Witnesses: David Bowles, Director of Communications, and Alice Clark, Senior Scientific Officer, Farm Animals Department, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), gave evidence.

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Witnesses: Andrew Opie, Director of Food and Sustainability, British Retail Consortium (BRC), and Andrew Jorêt, Technical Director of Noble Foods Ltd and Deputy Chairman of the British Egg Industry Council, gave evidence.

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