HC Deb 10 June 1953 vol 516 c219
44. Mr. Hastings

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the bad conditions obtaining in many abattoirs in Tanganyika and to the unnecessary cruelty to animals resulting; and what steps it is proposed to take in the near future to improve the conditions and reduce the cruelty involved.

Mr. Lyttelton

My attention has not been drawn to this. If the hon. Member cares to furnish me with information about instances of avoidable cruelty I will ask the Governor to look into the matter.

Mr. Hastings

If I send the right hon. Gentleman photographs which I have in my possession showing the dilapidated condition of these premises, and the blood and filth and offal lying about, will he have a careful look at them and make inquiries?

Mr. Lyttelton

I shall not only look at them, but I shall make representations.