HC Deb 26 January 1956 vol 548 cc363-4
56. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has yet reached a decision on the recommendations of the Inter-departmental Committee on Slaughterhouses.

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. Heathcoat Amory)

Final decisions have not yet been reached.

Mr. Hynd

As the Minister has been giving that reply month after month, could he not at least reach a decision on the question of Sunday slaughtering which so much affects the expenditure of local authorities?

Mr. Amory

As I have said before, I am as anxious as the hon. Member to get a firm proposal before the House at the earliest moment. I am equally anxious to get the widest possible measure of agreement before I forward definite proposals. I feel that a few months spent in doing that will be time very well spent.