HC Deb 21 March 1960 vol 620 c11
14. Colonel R. H. Glyn

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many local authorities have made use of their power under local Acts to enforce the sterilisation of meat intended for animal feeding.

Mr. Godber


Colonel Glyn

Is my hon. Friend aware that approximately 200 local authorities have power to make such regulations under local Acts? Is it not very significant that so few have troubled to do so?

Mr. Godber

Yes. What my hon. Friend says is probably right. The small number shows that perhaps there is not the need.