HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc379-81W
Mr. Field

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table similar to that given to the hon. Member for Birkenhead—Official Report, 27 July 1979, c. 557–8—assuming the wife is working and therefore eligible for the wife's income allowance.

Mr. Peter Rees

[pursuant to his reply 14 February, c. 803]: The figures for the last three years are as follows:

will list in the Official Report the Acts of Parliament, and amendments, orders and regulations under which Government officers, the police and local government employers have powers to investigate complaints from members of the public of suspected cruelty to animals on either private or public property; and under which Acts there are powers to enter private property without a warrant to investigate allegations of cruelty to animals.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The Protection of Animals Act 1911, the Slaughter of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 1932, the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 and the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.

The first three of these Acts provide powers of entry without warrant on to private property in certain instances.