HC Deb 22 February 1978 vol 944 cc663-4W
Mr. Cledwyn Hughes

asked the Minister for the Civil Service (1) what plans exist for moving a small or medium-sized Civil Service unit to North Wales as part of the Government's dispersal policy;

(2) what plans he has for moving a Government research establishment to Wales; and if he will make a statement.

shipping of animals in adverse weather conditions would be likely to cause them injury or suffering rests with the master of the vessel making the voyage. He is considered to be best qualified to judge how his ship will behave in such circumstances. A criterion of wind force would not be satisfactory since that alone is an insufficient guide to the welfare of animals carried by sea. Factors such as wind direction, the presence or absence of stabilisers on the ship and current sea conditions en route are also important.

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