§ 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.
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.
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.