§ 45. Mr. Burden
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give an assurance that there is no intention of endeavouring to amend the law regarding the use of rubber bands for the castration of animals as laid down in the Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act.
§ Mr. John Mackie
I would only be prepared to consider amendment of the provisions of the Act dealing with rubber rings if substantial evidence were produced to show that they were unsoundly based.