§ Mr. Morley
[holding answer 20 December 2000]: The Under-Secretary of State for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland, South (Mr. Mullin), chaired the July meeting of the interdepartmental ministerial group on animal welfare. The group agreed to hold these meetings twice yearly and will meet again next year. The date and the agenda have yet to be fixed.