Oral Answers to Questions — Horses (Export and Slaughter)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th April 1950.

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Photo of Sir Harold Sutcliffe Sir Harold Sutcliffe , Heywood and Royton 12:00 am, 26th April 1950

asked the Minister of Food whether he has now given consideration to recommendations (f) to (n), and (r)of the Departmental Committee on the Export and Slaughter of Horses; and what action it is proposed to take.

Photo of Mr Maurice Webb Mr Maurice Webb , Bradford Central

Most of the recommendations to which the hon. Member refers could be implemented only by legislation, which it would be difficult to restrict to horse slaughtering. Consequently, wider questions of policy are raised, and I am consulting my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health about them.

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

Is the Minister aware that there is considerable urgency, in view of the questions of feeding and stabling of these horses? Will he do his best to expediate a decesion?