HC Deb 15 March 1993 vol 221 c43W
Mr. Meale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what is the Government's policy on the illegal administering of drugs to thoroughbred racehorses;

(2) if he or his Department will meet representatives of the Jockey Club to discuss the problem of the illegal doping of racehorses;

(3) when he was informed about the circumstances surrounding the illegal doping of the thoroughbred racehorse Flash of Steel; when the doping took place; when it was made public; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

[holding answer 4 March 1993]: The administration of horseracing, including security measures to prevent doping, is a matter for the horseracing authorities. I understand that the Jockey Club has recently introduced additional security measures.