§ SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if it has been possible for the Department to act upon any of the suggestions of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals as detailed by the deputation thereof, received upon 15th January 1907, in the matter of the export trade to the Continent of old and decrepit British horses, so as to minimise as far as possible the suffering and cruelty involved in the traffic.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somersetshire, S.)
The suggestions made are receiving careful attention, and we have called for reports on the subject from our inspectors, but I am not in a position at present to make any further statement in the matter.