§ DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he intends to legislate, or advise local authorities to act, on the recommendation of the. Departmental Committee which reported that all animals, without exception, must be stunned or otherwise rendered unconscious before blood is drawn.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. WALTER LONG,) Bristol, S.
The Report of the 529 Committee referred to by the hon Member has only just been issued, and I have not at present arrived at a decision with regard to the recommendations made in it. The subject, is, however, receiving my consideration.
§ DR. FARQUHARSON
Will the right, hon. Gentleman kindly bring this matter under the notice of the local authorities, so that they may take any action they may deem desirable?
§ MR. WALTER LONG
That is one suggestion I am considering. I shall be very glad if I am able indirectly to do something in that direction.