HC Deb 15 May 1952 vol 500 c144W
81. Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to prevent cruelty against wild animals to prevent such occurrences happening similar to the one in which the Master of Bramham Moor Hunt successfully defended a summons brought by the Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals against throwing a live fox to the hounds.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I cannot on the information before me accept the inference in the hon. Member's Question. The report of the recent Committee on cruelty to wild animals is still under consideration, but I can hold out no hope of early legislation on this subject.