HL Deb 21 December 1982 vol 437 c1052WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the police are now in a position to undertake fully their responsibilities for prosecution for offences of cruelty to animals and so relieve voluntary societies of the burden and expense of acting as a substitute police force.

Lord Elton

It is for chief officers of police to determine what priority they afford to the enforcement of particular areas of the law.