§ 48. Mr. EVERARD
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can state, in connection with the slaughter of animals at King's Norton, Leicestershire, on 28th January, who were the contractors; and what previous experience these contractors have had in the slaughter of animals?
No contractors were employed to slaughter animals in connection with this outbreak. As I informed the hon. Member for Central Southwark (Mr. Day) on 27th February, the slaughter of the animals at King's Norton was carried out by veterinary inspectors of the Ministry.