acknowledges ragwort threat to equine welfare
in support of a Private Member's Bill on ragwort control, Minister
for the Horse, the Rt Hon Alun Michael acknowledged that ragwort
poses a real threat to equine welfare. During his speech in the
House of Commons last Friday (21 March) he also said that he was
keen to ensure that the Government play a full part in controlling
the spread of ragwort.
the Bill's Second Reading it now passes to Committee stage for further
debate and agreed amendments before returning to the House for a
Chief Executive, Kay Driver, said after the debate, "The BHS
is delighted that the Bill has been able to move forward to Committee
and pleased to hear the Minister's commitment to control ragwort."
Bill, Equine Welfare (Ragwort Control) Bill, has been initiated
by the British Horse Society and sponsored by John Greenway, (Cons)
MP for Ryedale in North Yorkshire.
The Hansard recording of the Equine Welfare (Ragwort Control)
Bill Second Reading is available by linking to: <http://www.parliament.uk/hansard/hansard.cfm>