HC Deb 05 November 1962 vol 666 c23W
62. Mr. Burden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he has taken to ensure that the experiments in intensive lamb rearing by Thornber Brothers Ltd. of Yorkshire, details of which have been sent to him, do not involve cruelty to the animals either by the infliction of pain or by rearing under conditions that deny them natural light, pasture, and open-air freedom.

Mr. Soames

The experiments to which my hon. Friend refers have not yet begun, but I have ascertained from Messrs. Thornber that, in planning these experiments, they have the welfare of the animals fully in mind.