HC Deb 11 November 1954 vol 532 c1374
3. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps have been taken to bring to the notice of farmers the provisions of the Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act, 1954; and whether he will consider the desirability of issuing some simple explanatory memorandum with regard to the provisions of this Act.

Mr. Amory

My veterinary and livestock officers, who are in constant touch with the farmers, are aware of the provisions of the Act and are in a position to advise farmers. I am considering what further publicity might be given to its provisions and am grateful to my hon. and gallant Friend for his suggestion.

Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

Is my right hon. Friend aware that many farmers, particularly in the more remote areas, are unaware that this new law limits the number of operations which their stockmen can carry out without an anaesthetic? Will he, therefore, intensify his publicity as soon as possible?

Mr. Amory

I will certainly look into that point. I am very anxious indeed that all farmers concerned should know exactly what is contained in the Act.

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