HC Deb 21 February 1939 vol 344 cc189-90
36. Mr. Westwood

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many authorities, if any, have submitted proposals to the Livestock Commission for the setting up of an experimental central slaughter-house as laid down in the Livestock Industry Act, 1937; and whether any selection has yet been made?

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Colville)

I would refer to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries on 9th February to a similar question by the hon. Member for the Don Valley (Mr. T. Williams), a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member. I understand that the examination of the 12 proposals submitted is proceeding as rapidly as possible, but that no selection has yet been made by the Livestock Commission for the purposes of the three experiments.

Mr. Westwood

Can we get any indication when this selection is likely to be made, in view of the fact that the Act has been in operation for almost a year?

Mr. Colville

I understand that a selection will be made very soon.

I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

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