Eggs, Pigs and Poultry APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To raise concern and interest for the egg, pig and poultry sectors.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Eggs, Pigs and Poultry

1. Notifiable avian disease control strategy
26/09/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: derogation allowing the continued marketing of free range eggs and poultrymeat as free range during a housing

2. Historical statistics notices on Agriculture in the English regions
30/09/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: (thousand head) cattle 276 277 277 . . . . pigs 86 96 89 . . . . sheep 1 9421 8421 826

3. Residues of veterinary medicines in food: 2019
23/09/2019 - Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)
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Found: Great Britain Awaiting investigation report. Poultry Broiler Liver Monensin 10 µg/kg 1903316

4. Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2019
27/07/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: (Table 8.2) Pigs and pig meat (Table 8.3) Sheep and lambs: mutton and lamb (Table 8.4) Poultry and poultry

5. Turkey breeders: poultry testing for salmonella
01/01/2019 - Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Northern Ireland)
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Found: Turkey breeders: poultry testing for salmonella - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Eggs, Pigs and Poultry

1. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
12/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: as a farm housing at least 40,000 birds or 2,000 pigs. This form of intensive farming has increased in - Speech Link
2: accept it either.Seven of the 10 largest poultry farms in this country already have a capacity to - Speech Link
3: contribution that these various sectors, whether beef, poultry or pork, make not just to food production but to - Speech Link
4: to products. Terms such as “free range” for poultry and eggs are already enshrined in law, but other such - Speech Link

2. No Deal: Agriculture Tariffs
16/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: Tariff rates of 45% for beef, 0% for eggs and 22% for poultry meat will apply for imports into the UK - Speech Link
2: we are introducing through tariffs on imported poultry meat will help protect the cereal industry, because - Speech Link
3: of the all-party parliamentary group on eggs, pigs and poultry, which has asked me to pose the following - Speech Link
4: reassure the hon. Gentleman on the issue of shell eggs, which is the major egg market. Supermarkets have - Speech Link

3. Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
27/02/2019 - Grand Committee

1: in “poultry and hatching eggs”. I struggle to see the connection between poultry and hatching eggs and - Speech Link
2: specifically to the authority in question.On poultry and the connection between extractive waste and - Speech Link

4. Zoonotic Disease Eradication and Control (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
20/03/2019 - Grand Committee

1: prevalence of salmonellas of public significance in poultry. Targets are achieved through control programmes - Speech Link
2: an ex-poultry farmer, producing eggs for a very well-known breeding company which hatched the eggs and - Speech Link
3: for our poultry farmers and egg producers.The trade in live animals and hatching eggs between - Speech Link
4: to poultry and, specifically, to salmonella. There are other zoonotic diseases and other poultry diseases - Speech Link

5. Farm Produce (Labelling Requirements)
19/04/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: country-of-origin labelling for unprocessed pork, lamb and poultry. I stress that that meat is unprocessed, because - Speech Link

6. Food Labelling
14/03/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: unprocessed pork, sheep, beef, goat’s meat, shellfish, poultry, most fruit and vegetables, wine, honey and olive - Speech Link
2: required for fresh and frozen meat from pigs, sheep, goats and poultry. It has been required for fresh beef - Speech Link

7. Agriculture (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
16/10/2019 - Grand Committee

1: law concerning producer organisations, import of eggs and contractual negotiations in the dairy sector - Speech Link
2: apiculture; marketing standards for olive oil, eggs, poultry, meat and wine; import and export licensing; - Speech Link
3: to the import of eggs, but the one topic that always gets dodged is that of dried eggs and powdered milk—probably - Speech Link
4: products, and a minor amendment on the import of eggs and the whole list that the Minister gave us. The - Speech Link
5: Lady Bakewell, referred to poultry stakeholders. We have engaged with poultry breeders through the UK Livestock - Speech Link

8. Avian Influenza: Housing Measures for Kept Birds
08/12/2020 - Written Statements

1: covering the free range sector in these circumstances. Eggs may continue to be marketed as free range providing - Speech Link

9. Leaving the EU: Animal Welfare Standards in Farming
24/01/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: reform should be to phase out farrowing crates for pigs and replace them with free farrowing systems. As - Speech Link
2: the vast majority of poultry farmers do not treat their animals like that? Poultry farming is an expertise - Speech Link
3: reduce overall antibiotic use in, for example, the poultry sector have had success, but other sectors such - Speech Link
4: labelling on the provenance of eggs and beef, the labelling of some poultry meats and the country of origin - Speech Link
5: one of them. Some 15 million sheep, 9.8 million pigs and 2.6 million cattle were raised and slaughtered - Speech Link
6: egg-laying hens, veal cages for calves and sow stalls for pigs, all long before the EU outlawed them. British farmers - Speech Link
7: gas mix that is used during the slaughter of pigs, and pigs’ aversion to that. There is an argument for - Speech Link
8: one might think in that we export breeding stock, pigs in particular, and that is a different issue. There - Speech Link

10. Agriculture Bill (Fourth sitting)
13/02/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: sold and managed in the same way as cattle, sheep, pigs and so on, so I do not see the benefit of that.I - Speech Link
2: numbers of pathogens in American produce, such as poultry, they report it in terms of the answer to the question - Speech Link
3: ingress into the food chain. To take the case of poultry, one of the issues is that some countries, including - Speech Link
4: Salmonella-contaminated eggs have virtually been eliminated under that scheme, and the quality of the poultry sold by - Speech Link
5: impact, to ensure that it did not decimate the poultry industry in the UK.Those are all issues - Speech Link
6: numbers of people working in something like the poultry sector who are not originally from the UK. Is there - Speech Link
7: cows, and the provision of enrichment materials for pigs. Obviously, depending on which species you look - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Eggs, Pigs and Poultry
1. Poultry: Animal Welfare
asked by: Robert Halfon
... what steps the Government is taking to encourage supermarkets to stop selling eggs from hens kept in enriched cages before 2025.

2. Poultry: Animal Welfare
asked by: Robert Halfon
... whether he is taking steps to help ensure that supermarkets which have committed to stop selling eggs from hens kept in enriched cages by 2025 meet that target.

3. Imports: Meat and Poultry
asked by: Luke Pollard
... and (e) eggs from battery caged hens; and if she will make a statement.

4. Poultry: Animal Welfare
asked by: Lord Laird
... and (3) whether the UK still allows eggs to be imported from non-compliant countries.

5. Pigs
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
... if he will hold a roundtable with representatives from the British pig industry to discuss the current challenges facing the sector.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Craig Williams Portrait
Craig Williams
Conservative - Montgomeryshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Simon Hoare Portrait
Simon Hoare
Conservative - North Dorset
Joined: 24th February 2020
Carla Lockhart Portrait
Carla Lockhart
Democratic Unionist Party - Upper Bann
Joined: 24th February 2020
David Jones Portrait
David Jones
Conservative - Clwyd West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jim Shannon MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7160.


Public Enquiry Point:

Morgan Brobyn, British Egg Industry Council, 22 City Road, London EC1Y 2AJ. Tel: 020 7608 3760

Benefits in Kind
1 Jul 2015
British Egg Industry Council
Secretariat   From : 01/07/2015 To : 31/12/2015

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Eggs, Pigs and Poultry APPG

Former APPG Officers
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Vice Chair
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Simpson Portrait
David Simpson
Democratic Unionist Party - Former Member for Upper Bann
Joined: 29th August 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Girvan Portrait
Paul Girvan
Democratic Unionist Party - South Antrim
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Chris Davies Portrait
Chris Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Brecon and Radnorshire
Joined: 31st August 2016
Departed: 19th June 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Bill Wiggin Portrait
Bill Wiggin
Vice Chair
Conservative - North Herefordshire
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 18th July 2018
Eilidh Whiteford Portrait
Eilidh Whiteford
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Banff and Buchan
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Spencer Portrait
Mark Spencer
Vice Chair
Conservative - Sherwood
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships
David Warburton Portrait
David Warburton
Conservative - Somerton and Frome
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
Huw Irranca-Davies Portrait
Huw Irranca-Davies
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Ogmore
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016
No other APPG Memberships