HC Deb 12 November 1979 vol 973 cc457-8W
Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to amend the Road Traffic Act 1972, section 25, with the aim of ensuring that accidents to cats should have to be reported in the same way as those to dogs and other animals; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I have every sympathy with the motives behind this proposal, but I have concluded with regret that the practical benefit would be limited and would in any case be outweighed by the extra burdens placed on the police.