§ Mr. Mills
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many communications he has received during the consultation on deregulation of the Farriers (Registration) Act 1975; how many were in favour and how many against; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
The Department has received 16 responses to its consultative letter concerning the deregulation review of the Farriers (Registration) Acts 1975 and 1977. Eleven were in favour of retaining the present controls and five argued for deregulation.