HC Deb 21 November 1947 vol 444 cc227-8W
Mrs. Manning

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take steps to prevent the continued cruelty of docking the tails of horses, a painful operation that deprives these animals of their only means of defence against flies in the summer.

Mr. Ede

I am advised that legislation would be required, and regret that no time is at present available for the purpose.