HC Deb 08 November 1948 vol 457 c156W
66. Mr. Haire

asked the Minister of Health how many horses have been slaughtered in slaughter-houses in the past six months; and what steps he proposes to take to control unnecessary hardship to these animals.

Mr. Bevan

The figures asked for are not available. With regard to the second part of the Question, the treatment of horses and other animals in slaughterhouses is governed, in general, by the Slaughter of Animals Act, 1933. This is administered by local authorities, and I have no specific power to take action.