§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has now completed his consultations regarding the European convention for the protection of pet animals; and if the United Kingdom will sign the convention without any reservation on article 10 on surgical operations.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a question from the hon. Member for Liverpool, Mossley Hill (Mr. Alton) on 1 December at column401.