HC Deb 24 June 1927 vol 207 cc2281-2

As amended, considered.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the Third time."—(Major McLean.)


As a miners' member I object to this Bill. I am not opposed to the prevention of cruelty to animals, but repeatedly we have appealed to hon. Members opposite to let through a very small Bill to prevent cruelty to human beings who are employed underground. We have been willing to let this Bill for the prevention of cruelty to animals through, otherwise it would not have reached its present stage, but hon. Members opposite have refused to make the same concession towards helping to prevent cruelty to human beings.


As the promoter of the Bill referred to by my hon. Friend, and is a lover and a breeder of certain animals——

It being Four of the Clock the Debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Tuesday next (28th June).

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 3.

Adjourned at One Minute after Four o'Clock until Monday next (27the June).