HC Deb 26 July 1954 vol 531 cc29-30
53. Mr. Wiley

asked the Minister of Food whether he will make a statement about the future use of the Government-built slaughterhouses at Grimsby and Wimborne.

Dr. Hill

No decision has yet been reached. The question whether they should be purchased by the local authorities is still the subject of negotiation. In the meantime and as a temporary measure the Department is operating these premises as a public service.

Mr. Willey

Will the Parliamentary Secretary do what he can to expedite a settlement? I am sure he will agree that the sooner a settlement is reached the better.

Dr. Hill

We are very anxious to reach a settlement, and we hope to know one way or the other in the next few weeks.

54. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Food when he proposes to publish new model byelaws about slaughterhouses.

Dr. Hill

Within about three months.