§ Mr. D. GRENFELL
asked the Secretary for Mines the number of summonses served upon colliery owners and officials in the South Wales coalfield for maltreatment of animals and how many convictions have been secured since December, 1926?
§ Commodore KING
Prosecutions taken in respect of contraventions of the Regulations for the care and treatment of pit ponies at three collieries in the Swansea Division have been heard since December. 1926. They involved 261 informations against owners, officials and horsekeepers, on 253 of which convictions were recorded. A prosecution, involving 19 informations, in respect of a fourth colliery in the same Division is awaiting hearing by the magistrates.