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Petition Review rules for the movement of poultry between GB and NI/RoI

The introduction of the border down the Irish Sea has meant that poultry keepers in the RoI and NI wishing to move birds to and from GB need to meet strict rules, including salmonella tests, EU Health Checks and a 21 day quarantine in the host country. We ask for these changes to be reviewed.

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Poultry keepers and businesses in NI and the RoI make a huge contribution to the poultry fancy in the UK. The above changes would mean the vast majority of those fanciers and businesses would not attend events in England, Scotland and Wales.

We fear this could lead to many fanciers giving up keeping rare, pure and traditional breeds of poultry, which could put many breeds at risk, and be to the detriment of poultry keeping across the UK, as well as businesses such as livestock auctioneers.

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E-petition session on the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland

On Monday 22 February the Petitions Committee will hold a virtual e-petition session to discuss the movement of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

MPs will discuss the issue in light of a petition calling for the Government to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol to enable unfettered GB-NI Trade: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/573209

Watch live from 4.30pm on Monday 22 February:
https://youtu.be/1Yntjci_9BQ

Petitions sessions and debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss the important issues raised by petitions, however they cannot directly change the law or result in a vote to implement the request of the petition.

The petition calling for the Government to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol to enable unfettered GB-NI Trade is being considered in an e-petition session because sittings in Westminster Hall (where e-petitions are normally debated) have been suspended as part of Parliament’s arrangements for adapting to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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