HC Deb 23 October 1952 vol 505 cc141-2W
92. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has considered representations which have been sent to him about the battery system for poultry: and what is the Government's policy in this matter.

Sir T. Dugdale

I have considered representations made to me on this subject but have no evidence to support the view put forward that the battery system of poultry keeping involves cruelty.

The Government's policy is to encourage poultry farmers to use those methods of husbandry that are best suited to their holdings.