HC Deb 10 February 1971 vol 811 cc190-1W
90. Mr. Pounder

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the United Kingdom will ratify the European Convention for the Protection of Animals during International Transport; and what are the reasons for the delay in ratifying this Convention.

Mr. Prior

It is not possible to ratify the Convention until time can be found for the legislation needed to provide the additional powers which will be required. I cannot yet say when this will be possible.