HC Deb 21 June 1951 vol 489 c676
2. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will facilitate the formation of a council of police officials for the protection of animals, such as that which is in operation in Holland and has been widely appreciated by the judiciary and chiefs of police there, and details of which have been sent him.

Mr. Ede

I have read with interest the document which my hon. Friend was good enough to send me, but I do not think that a council of police officers on the lines suggested would be appropriate to conditions in this country.

Mr. Arthur Colegate

Does not the Home Secretary agree that the work done by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in conjunction with the police provides adequate protection?

Mr. Ede

The liaison between police officers and the members of that Society makes for the proper administration of the law.

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