HC Deb 01 April 1941 vol 370 c848
31. Mr. Sloan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the indiscriminate slaughter of cattle in Scotland at a time when new grass is appearing and that as a consequence farmers are left with grass and no cattle to consume it; and will he undertake to consult Scottish farmers with a view to eliminate this waste?

Mr. Westwood

My right hon. Friend has received no evidence whatever of indiscriminate slaughtering of cattle in Scotland, but if the hon. Member has any specific instance in mind, my right hon. Friend will be glad if he would supply me with particulars.

Mr. Sloan

Does my hon. Friend know anything at all about the agricultural interests in Scotland, since he seems to be seeking all the information from me?

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