HC Deb 04 July 1922 vol 156 cc180-1
35. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the Royal Commission on the overseas cattle embargo took any evidence from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, having regard to the fact that the care taken of animals sent to be fattened up in Great Britain is not likely to be nearly so great as in the case of stock for immediate slaughter at the ports?

Major BARNSTON (for Sir A. Boscawen)

I have been asked to reply. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals did not give evidence before the Royal Commission on the Importation of Store Cattle.

Commander BELLAIRS

Could the hon. and gallant Member say whether it was outside their terms of reference? Is that the reason why this very important matter was not considered?


I am afraid that I could not say.

Major M. WOOD

Has the Minister of Agriculture ever had any representations before from this society as to the conditions under which these animals are brought over?


Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will put that question down.