§ 68. Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that in many cases farmers experience difficulty in carrying out the process of dipping their sheep on account of the sheep straying on to moorlands, and access to them being denied; whether in such cases farmers are permitted to go and bring the strayed sheep in; and, if not, whether he can take action to enable them to do so?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of AGRICULTURE (Mr. W. R. Smith)
My right hon. Friend is aware that complaints are sometimes made by farmers that there is difficulty in getting access to their sheep in circumstances similar to those to which my hon. Friend refers. Each case is governed by its own circumstances, but, generally speaking the Ministry has no power to interfere. If, however, my hon. Friend will give me particulars of specific instances, I shall be pleased to have inquiry made.