HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 cc1359-60
10. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many successful prosecutions of persons who have drugged, dyed or doped greyhounds and indulged in similar practices have been instituted during the last three years.

Mr. Ede

There were four in the Metropolitan Police District; I have no particulars of similar proceedings elsewhere.

Mr. Hughes

Is the Minister satisfied that sufficient precautions are taken after dark to protect greyhounds and prevent them from being doped?

Mr. Ede

I do not want to be drawn into a controversy with regard to the way in which dog tracks are conducted, but it is no responsibility of mine to see that dogs are not doped.