HC Deb 26 January 1956 vol 548 c364
57. Mr. Moyle

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the progress made in carrying out the provisions of the Slaughter of Animals (Amendment) Act, 1954; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Amory

I have no reason to doubt that in general satisfactory progress is being made; but in a number of cases stricter enforcement is needed, and I am taking appropriate action when such cases come to my notice.

Mr. Moyle

May I ask the Minister if he has received the usual co-operation from animal welfare societies, for instance, the International League for the Protection of Horses?

Mr. Amory

I am in close touch with the International League for the Protection of Horses, and its advice and help is of very great use to me. I wish to thank the hon. Member for the interest and very constructive part he has taken in the furtherance of these measures to increase the humanity of slaughtering conditions.

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