HC Deb 22 October 1975 vol 898 c200W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will introduce legislation to make it illegal to graze a bull in a "path field" under any circumstances.

Mr. Strang

I announced on 28th April that my right hon. Friend had received the report of the Advisory Council for Agriculture and Horticulture in England and Wales on Bulls and Public Footpaths. The report recommended, among other things, that a model byelaw to control the pasturing of bulls in fields with public rights of way should be drafted in a form suitable for adoption by district councils under Section 235 of the Local Government Act 1972. My right hon. Friend is now consulting his colleagues on the recommendations of the report and would prefer not to anticipate the outcome.