HC Deb 07 December 1950 vol 482 cc526-7
47. Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Minister of Agriculture the result of his consultations with the British Transport Commission and the Road Haulage Association about the introduction of amendments to the Exportation and Transit of Horses Order, 1921, and the Transit of Animals (Amendment) Order, 1931, arising from the Report of the Rosebery Committee.

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Thomas Williams)

Following consultations with the Ministry of Transport, the Railway Executive and the Road Haulage Association, an order to give effect to the recommendations of the Rosebery Committee concerning the transport of horses by rail and road has been drafted, and is now being circulated to those bodies for their final observations.

Mr. Sutcliffe

Can the Minister say if the orders will implement all the recommendations contained in sub-paragraphs (u) and (w) of the Rosebery Committee Report?

Mr. Williams

I cannot be sure offhand, but if the hon. Member will wait just a short time I think the order will be available and he will then be able to see what it contains.

Mr. Sutcliffe

If the orders implement those recommendations the Minister's action will be welcomed throughout the country.