HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 cc181-2W
23. Mr. Joan Evans

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is now able to make a statement as to when he expects to introduce legislation to improve and update the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.

Mr. Mellor

As I said on 3 February in reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth, East (Mr. Atkinson), we hope to publish proposals for legislation in the spring and to introduce new legislation as soon as parliamentary time permits.