§ 36. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is prepared to appoint a Departmental Committee to inquire into the allegations of cruelty in connection with the exportation of horses?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The export trade in horses was thoroughly investigated in 1925 by a Departmental Committee which found that the Acts governing the shipment of horses from this country were being efficiently enforced, and that the regulations as to the transport by sea were satisfactory. The position has not 1933 changed since then, and I see no reason for the appointment of a further committee.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Has my right hon. Friend received any specific allegations of cruelty from any of the organisations asking Parliament to pass a Bill?