HC Deb 02 February 1984 vol 53 c320W
18. Mr. Hunter

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations have been made to him since his appointment concerning cruelty to animals; and if he will make a statement on his policy in responding to representations on this topic.

Mrs. Fenner

We have received many letters about aspects of the welfare of farm animals. In our replies, we have emphasised the importance we attach to this subject, and explained the action we take to safeguard farm animal welfare on farms, at markets, during transport, and at the place of slaughter.