§ 41. Mr. MATHERS
asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to take action to secure the prosecution of offenders against the law relating to the slaughtering of sheep in the city of Carlisle in proved instances brought to his notice where the humane killer was not used; and what steps he proposes to take to guard against a repetition of this illegal cruelty?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Section 8 of the Slaughter of Animals Act, 1933, places the responsibility of the enforcement of the Act upon the local authority, and I am in communication with the council of the county borough of Carlisle in regard to the allegations referred to in the question.