HC Deb 05 May 1981 vol 4 cc29-30W
Mr. Stan Thorne

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he intends to implement article 3 of the convention of the Council of Europe for the protection of animals kept for farming purposes, particularly in relation to battery hens; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitelaw

The available information is statistical information as shown in the table below. The table covers offences of homicide which have been attributed on the evidence available to acts of terrorism but the coverage may not be complete.

Mr. Wiggin

United Kingdom law is already consistent with the general principles set out in article 3 of the convention.