The new Code of Practice for the Welfare of Laying Hens and Pullets has now come into force. Defra consulted on the code earlier this year and then laid it before Parliament on 5 June. It applies to England only and replaces the Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Laying Hens, which was issued in 2002 which will be revoked on the same date.

You can view the new Code of Practice here.