§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to give consideration to imposing age and value regulations for the import of horses into this country, similar to those which now exist for their export.
Even if I had the necessary power to make such a regulation, I am doubtful whether it would be in the interests of the horses. There are already comprehensive statutory requirements under the Diseases of Animals Act for the protection of horses in transit by land and sea. If my hon. Friend knows of any abuses and will send me particulars, I will gladly make enquiries.