§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if his Department will provide special assistance to allow an investigation into the mysterious and unexplained deaths of cats and dogs in the Calow and Duckmanton areas of Derbyshire.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The investigations of these deaths is a matter for the local authority and I have no reason to believe that it does not have already all the help it needs. Assistance is already being given by the scientific and veterinary services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and my Department is maintaining a close interest.