63. Mr. C. WASON
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that hundreds of dogs are destroyed every week in the neighbourhood of London; and if he will consider if it would be possible to utilise the skins for the many purposes for which they are much needed and also the remainder for manurial purposes?
§ Sir G. CAVE
The police contracts merely provide that dogs which are destroyed shall be killed as painlessly as possible. No doubt the contractors in their own interests make the most economical use of the carcasses, and I understand that they are, in fact, disposed of in the manner indicated in the question.