§ Mr. Ensor
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the Brambell Committee Report, published today.
§ Mr. Peart
Hon. Members will see that the Report contains detailed and important proposals which will be of great interest to farmers and all others, whether societies or individuals, who are concerned with animal welfare. It will need careful consideration and most of its recommendations would require legislation. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I are at once taking steps to obtain the views of the organisations specially concerned, and we shall be issuing today an invitation to them and any others who may be interested to submit their comments to us. I should like to repeat the thanks of my right hon. Friend and myself to Professor Brambell and his colleagues for the excellent and thorough way in which they have carried out their task.