§ 12.31 a.m.
§ Mr. Ronald Atkins (Preston, North)
With your permission. Mr. Deputy Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to present a petition which has 26,036 signatures collected by the Sidmouth Animal Group and my constituent Mrs. Jackson from all parts of the country.
The petition statesthat it is an impossibility to ensure the humane treatment in transit and slaughter of live food animals, including equines, exported from Great Britain.Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House do prohibit all such exports, with the exception of high value pedigree animals, and that a carcass trade be substituted.And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.