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Philippines (Cruelty To Dogs)

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the representations Her Majesty's Government have made to the Government of the Philippines about the cruelty to dogs in that country.

As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister told the House on 24 November, Her Majesty's Government have brought this matter to the attention, both here and in Manila, of the Philippine authorities, within whose jurisdiction it lies. The Philippine Government are well aware of the depth of feeling aroused in this country by recent reports. We understand that the Philippine National Assembly is considering the introduction of stricter legislation.