HC Deb 30 October 1919 vol 120 c923W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the shortage of cattle trucks in country districts and to the consequent loss occasioned to flock masters and others and to the unnecessary suffering caused to animals; what he proposes to do in the matter; and if at the fair at Rhayader 5,000 sheep were penned and no trucks were provided for their removal?


I have been asked to reply to this question. The Ministry of Transport has had no complaints regarding shortage of cattle trucks in country districts, nor has any report been received relating to the alleged inadequacy of trucks for the sheep fair at Rhayader.