34. Mr. Bob Brown
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has had about the increasing number of farm animals receiving injuries from broken glass; and what replies he has sent.
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the northern area secretary of the National Farmers' Union has expressed to me his serious concern at the number of injuries to animals? Will he seek further to acquaint the public of the danger of indiscriminately discarding glass containers?
§ Mr. Mackie
Yes, Sir. I should like my hon. Friend to let me have the complaint that he has had from the N.F.U. in his area. As I said, we have had no complaints in the Ministry. We deprecate the throwing away of empty glass bottles because of the damage which they do not only to animals but to humans, and the litter that they cause in the countryside.