HC Deb 04 December 1952 vol 508 cc1735-6
15. Mr. Peyton

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is now satisfied that the present regulations governing the transportation of horses in the United Kingdom provide adequate safeguards against cruelty; and that such regulations are fully and sufficiently enforced.

Sir T. Dugdale

Yes, Sir, in respect of Great Britain. My responsibility does not extend to Northern Ireland.

Mr. Peyton

Would my right hon. Friend watch this matter with great care, as it has given rise to considerable public concern?

Sir T. Dugdale

Yes, Sir, certainly.

Mr. G. Jeger

Is the Minister satisfied that he will be able to watch all the things he has promised to watch if he cuts down his staff, as suggested by some of his hon. Friends?