HC Deb 07 June 1978 vol 951 c176W
Mr. Corbett

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many cases have been: (a) considered for prosecution and (b) prosecuted in each of the last five years for which figures are available for alleged contravention of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 and the Disease of Animals Act 1950 under the following orders: Transit of Animals (Road and Rail) Order 1975, the Conveyance of Live Poultry Order 1919 and the Transit of Animals (General) Order 1973.

Dr. Summerskill

I have been asked to reply.

The only information available centrally is given in the following table.

Prosecutions in England and Wales for Offences against the Protection of Animals Act 1911
Year Number of persons prosecuted
1972 531
1973 569
1974 502
1975 606
1976 665

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