8. Mr. CHANCELLOR
asked the Home Secretary how many prosecutions for cruelty to animals employed in mines were undertaken during 1917 by His Majesty's inspector of mines, colliery officials, and outside agencies, respectively?
§ Sir G. CAVE
Prosecutions for offences involving, or likely to involve, cruelty to animals in mines were undertaken on behalf of the Home Office in seven cases in 1917. Complete information as to the number of prosecutions instituted by colliery managements has not yet been received, but I will forward the figures, when ready, to the hon. Member. I have no information as to the cases, if any, undertaken by outside agencies.