HC Deb 10 July 1939 vol 349 cc1802-3
54. Brigadier-General Clifton Brown

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is now in a position to make any statement as to the consideration by the Livestock Commission of proposals for central slaughterhouse schemes under the Livestock Industry Act?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

The Livestock Commission have given careful consideration to the proposals submitted by local authorities and others for the establishment of the three experimental slaughterhouses envisaged in Part V of the Livestock Industry Act, 1937. These proposals, numbering 12 in all, to the preparation of which great care had evidently been given, have also been discussed by the Commission with representatives of the applicants. The Commission have decided that, having regard to the situation of the proposed slaughterhouses and the manner in which it is contemplated that they will be designed, equipped and managed, the proposals of the Edinburgh, Leeds and Leicester Corporations are, subject to modification in detail, the most suitable for the experiments and, subject to satisfactory settlement of various outstanding matters, the Commission will proceed with the preparation of slaughterhouse schemes in connection with these proposals. The Commission have further decided that, in the event of any of these proposals not being proceeded with for any reason, consideration will be given to those of the Stoke-on-Trent Corporation and the Swansea Corporation.

Mr. T. Williams

Will the Edinburgh-Leithcentral slaughterhouse be run by the municipality?

Sir R, Dorman-Smith

I should want notice of that question.

Captain Cazalet

Is there not to be an experimental slaughterhouse in the south of England?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will look at my answer which replies to that question.

Back to