§ 72. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider the desirability of making representations to the Government of Eire with a view to ensuring effective cooperation between this country and Eire to eliminate as far as possible all unnecessary cruelty in the transport to this country of live horses from Eire for slaughter on the Continent.103W
§ Mr. Nugent
Any horses brought from Eire to this country for export to the Continent become subject to the provisions of the Diseases of Animals Act and the Exportation and Transit of Horses Orders. These are effective in preventing the export of horses to the Continent for slaughter, and my right hon. Friend sees no need for making representations to the Government of Eire.