HC Deb 23 September 1948 vol 456 c152W
93. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Health how far he is satisfied with the conditions under which horses are handled and with the handling of horses sent to licensed slaughter-houses in London and other towns; and what arrangements he has considered for slaughtering horses at country depots rather than consigning them alive long distances to the towns.

94. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied that existing arrangements for the slaughter of horses for food involve no unnecessary cruelty.

101. Mr. Messer

asked the Minister of Health if he has considered the report which has been sent to him of the conditions in which horses are herded together prior to slaughter; and if, in view of the cruelty involved, he will consider taking steps to bring these conditions within the legal definition of cruelty.

Mr. Bevan

I would refer the hon. Members to the reply given on 20th September to the hon. Member for South Portsmouth (Sir J. Lucas).