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Greyhound racing governing body questioned on dog welfare

8 December 2015

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee on greyhound welfare holds its final evidence session, reflecting on the recent visit to Crayford racing track.


Tuesday 8 December 2015, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15pm

  • Barry Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, Greyhound Board of Great Britain
  • Tom Kelly, Chairman, Greyhound Board of Great Britain
  • Dominic Ford, Chairman, Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service
  • John Curran, Director, Racecourse Promoters Association

At 3.15pm

  • George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Farming, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Sue Ellis, Deputy Director and Head of the Animal Welfare Team, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Purpose of session

The Sub-committee reflects on its visit to the Crayford racing track and takes evidence from the industry's governing body, promoters and the Defra minister responsible for animal welfare.

The session focus is on the impact and effectiveness of the 2010 regulations, current welfare standards and the role and responsibilities of bookmakers in the industry.

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