§ 7.6 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ THE EARL OF SELKIRK
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill, the Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Bill, be given a Second Reading. I commend this Bill to your Lordships both for its merits and 1374 for its brevity. It contains only two operative clauses and its effect is to extend the provisions of the Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act of 1928 so that all animals—and not as at that time all animals with the exception of swine—will be humanely killed in knackers' yards and slaughter-houses in Scotland. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(The Earl of Selkirk.)
§ LORD MORRISON
My Lords, I have only to say that this Bill has the full blessing of the Secretary of State for Scotland. We will do all that we can to assist its speedy passage.
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.