§ 33. Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on what date he received the recommendations of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Slaughterhouses; and whether he has yet reached a decision about them.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. Harmar Nicholls)
On 21st July of last year my right hon. Friend has not yet reached decisions about them, but as he told the House on 9th February, he hopes to make a statement shortly after Easter.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The hon. Gentleman will understand that this is a varied problem and that many interests have to be consulted. I am to meet the last of them this week, and we shall be able to make a statement after Easter.