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Cruelty To Animals(Advisory Committee)

Volume 959: debated on Thursday 30 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the Home Office advisory committee under the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876 has a full time-secretariat and professional advisers.

The secretary is a Home Office official who combines this task with other duties. Seven of the committee members have scientific qualifications. The committee is free to seek whatever outside professional help it may need and also has access to the cruelty to animals inspectorate who are all medical doctors or vets.