55. Mr. Rostron Duckworth
asked the Minister of Food the nature of the schemes for inspecting meat under the new central slaughtering scheme; what expert staff has already been engaged and will be engaged; and whether he can give an assurance that the standard of meat inspection will be higher under the new scheme than the old?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The inspection of meat under the Meat and Livestock Control Scheme is proceeding on the same lines as prior to the institution of control. As I stated on 8th February in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Yardley (Mr. Salt), I have appointed a technical adviser to the Ministry on health inspection of meat; consideration is being given to the desirability of extending the staff so engaged.