Horses (Export and Slaughter)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 1950.

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Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Heywood and Royton 12:00 am, 20th April 1950

asked the Minister of Health whether he has yet given consideration to recommendations (f) to (n) and (r) of the Departmental Committee on the Export and Slaughter of Horses: and, if so, whether he will give an indication of the action it is proposed to take.

Photo of Mr Aneurin Bevan Mr Aneurin Bevan , Ebbw Vale

These recommendations are still under consideration. I am afraid I am not yet ready to make any statement.

Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Heywood and Royton

Could the Minister say when he will be able to make a statement?

Photo of Mr Aneurin Bevan Mr Aneurin Bevan , Ebbw Vale

Discussions are taking place between my Department and the Ministry of Food about the transfer of legal responsibility for this subject, and I hope that a statement will be made next week.