§ SIR CHARLESW. DILKE
asked the President of the Local Government Board, When the regulations framed by the local authority in London under the 37 and 38 Vic. c. 67 will be ready for issue; whether in the regulations as submitted to the Local Government Board for confirmation provision has been made for the temporary detention of animals intended for slaughter; and, whether it would be possible to lay the regulations upon the Table of the House before they are finally confirmed and issued?
§ MR. SCLATER-BOOTH
I cannot say when these Regulations will be ready for issue. They were submitted 970 to the Local Government Board some time since, and have been returned to the Metropolitan Board of Works, with certain amendments for their consideration. There was no provision in the Regulations for the temporary detention of animals intended for slaughter; but I am aware that a suggestion to that effect has been submitted. I do not doubt it would be possible to lay the Regulations on the Table, though I think such a course might be inconvenient as a precedent; but my hon. and gallant Friend the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works (Sir James Hogg) which is the local authority in question, would be better able to answer that inquiry.