HC Deb 28 November 1938 vol 342 cc28-9
55. Mr. Price

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any decision has been come to by the Livestock Commission on the location of central slaughter-houses in the three experimental areas, as foreshadowed by the Livestock Act, 1937?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

No decision has yet been reached as to the location of the three central slaughter-houses contemplated under the Livestock Industry Act, 1937. With a view to expediting a decision as to the slaughter-house schemes to be submitted to the appropriate Minister, the Livestock Commission have intimated to local authorities and other bodies, with whom they have been in informal consultation, that specific and detailed arrangements for the design, equipment and management of central slaughterhouses should be submitted to them not later than 31st December. 1938.

Lieut.-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore

Is this delay due to opposition from the small slaughter-house owners?

Mr. Morrison

No, Sir; the delay is due to the fact that a great many facts have had to be ascertained before the Commission is in possession of the necessary information to decide upon the appropriate sites.

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