HC Deb 31 July 1844 vol 76 c1577
Mr. Cowper

moved that this Bill be read a third time.

Mr. T. Duncombe

said, the Bill had undergone considerable alterations in Committee. He had made various inquiries of several parties connected with the business of Slaughtering Horses, and the House would be glad to hear that the statements of the cruelties which they had heard on the last discussion were unfounded. Those statements had been quoted from a pamphlet published by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; but, there was a rival society in existence, called the "National Animals' Friend Society," and it was owing to the rivalry of these societies that these exaggerated statements had gone forth to the public. He objected to the 4th Clause, because it gave power to the police to call upon the inspector to accompany them to these knackers' yards whenever they pleased; and he equally objected to the 6th Clause, which imposed a penalty on the inspector of 40l. if he refused to do so. He thought it was uncalled for, and unjust that the inspector should be at the beck and call of the police without any fee or reward. He should move the striking out of the objectionable words of the Clause.

The House divided on the question, that the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Bill:—Ayes 33; Noes 60: Majority 27.

List of the AYES
Ainsworth, P. Mitchell, T. A.
Beresford, Major Newdegate, C. N.
Borthwick, P. O'Brien, A. S.
Bowring, Dr. O'Connell, M. J.
Brotherton, J. O'Ferrall, R. M.
Douglas, Sir H. Ogle, S. C. H.
Dundas, Adm. Palmerston, Visct.
Entwisle, W. Pechell, Capt.
Ewart, W. Plumridge, Capt.
Fleetwood, Sir P. H. Polhill, F.
Hill, Lord M. Round, J.
Ingestre, Visct. Shaw, rt. hon. F.
Lygon, hon. G. Sheil, rt. hn. R. L.
McGeachy, F. A. Smith, rt. hn. R. V.
Mackinnon, W. A. Troubridge, Sir E. T.
Wrightson, W. B. TELLERS.
Wyse, T. Cowper, hon. W. F.
Yorke, H. R. Manners, Lord J.
List of the NOES.
Acland, T. D. Hardy, J.
Aldam, W. Heathcote, G. J.
Beckett, W. Henley, J. W.
Blackburne, J. I. Hope, hon. G.
Boldero, H. G. Jermyn, Earl
Bouverie, hn. E. P. Lincoln, Earl of
Bowles, Adm. Marsham, Visct.
Bright, J. Meynell, Capt.
Broadley, H. Mildmay, H. St. J.
Burrell, Sir C. M. Napier, Sir C.
Chelsea, Visct. Norreys, Lord
Chetwode, Sir J. Palmer, G.
Chute, W. L. W. Peel, rt. hon. Sir R.
Clerk, Sir G. Pringle, A.
Clive, hn. R. H. Rushbrooke, Col.
Cockburn, rt. hn. Sir G. Smith, rt. hn. T. B. C.
Cole, hon. H. A. Somerset, Lord G.
Colebrooke, Sir T. E. Spooner, R.
Dennistoun, J. Stuart, H.
Eliot, Lord Sturt, H. C.
Escott, B. Sutton, hon. H. M.
Forman, T. S. Thesiger, Sir F.
Forster, M. Thornhill, G.
Fuller, A. E. Trench, Sir F. W.
Gaskell, J. Milnes Villiers, hon. C.
Gibson, T. M. Wall, C. B.
Gordon, hon. Capt. Wawn, J. T.
Goulburn, rt. hon. H. Young, J.
Graham, rt. hon. Sir J.
Greene, T. TELLERS.
Hamilton, Lord C. Duncombe, T.
Harcourt, G. G. Hawes, B.

Words struck out.

Bill passed.