§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will prosecute Shamrock Farms, Henfield, Sussex, under the Protection of Animals Act 1911, for offences involving cruelty to monkeys kept in captivity; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
No. It is open to anyone to initiate proceedings under the Protection of Animals Act 1911 where there is evidence that animals have been ill-treated. I know of no evidence to justify such a course.