§ Mr. PERKINS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture, whether he is aware that the police have recently served notice on owner of livestock that all hay fed to live stock is now to be chaffed; and whether, in the case of smallholders who have no chaff cutters and cannot afford to buy them, the order may be rescinded or modified in view of the fact that they, in self-interest, are not likely to waste their small and valuable stocks of hay.
§ Sir A. GEDDES
I have been asked to reply. The Hay and Straw Order, No. 4, 1918, prohibits the feeding of long hay to any horse to which the Order applies without official sanction. The necessary consent is given by the Board of Trade in cases where compliance with the Order is impracticable or undesirable.