§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland if he will institute proceedings under the Docking and Nicking of Horses Act 1949 against the owners of the nine Clydesdale horses from Scotland shown at the 1985 Royal Show with docked tails; and if he will make a statement.
§ The Solicitor-General for Scotland
I understand that no horses with docked tails were entered for the 1985 Royal Show. On 22 August 1985, in Kilmarnock sheriff court, two persons were convicted of contraventions of the Docking and Nicking of Horses Act 1949 in respect of the docking of nine Clydesdale horses, but this case had no connection either with the Royal Show or the Royal Highland Show.