asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government has considered the Report of the Select Committee on Performing Animals; whether, in view of the strong difference of opinion on the whole subject among the Members forming part of this Committee, he proposes to take any action by way of legislation or regulation; and, if so, of what nature?
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on the 14th instant to a question on this subject.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the members of the Committee were, at any rate, agreed that something was needed in the way of greater regulation; and could machinery of some sort not be devised?
The whole matter is under consideration.
Will Lord Haldane'e Committee have any powers in this matter?
I cannot answer that question.