HC Deb 10 November 1953 vol 520 c38W
124. Lieut-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Food what steps are being taken to ensure that all the Departments concerned with the recommendations of the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Slaughter of Horses are co-operating so as to ensure that these recommendations are implemented at the earliest possible opportunity; whether legislation will be introduced by Her Majesty's Government on this subject during the current Session; and whether he will give an assurance that Government support and assistance will be given to any Private Member who may himself introduce an unofficial Public Bill for this purpose.

Dr. Hill

The views of the Departments concerned are being co-ordinated by my Department and my right hon. and gallant Friend hopes shortly to make a statement of the Government's intentions. It would be premature at this stage for me to express any view of the Government's attitude towards any Private Member's Bill on the subject that might be introduced.