§ Mr. Dodds
Is the hon. Lady aware that since 1954 the disposal of unfit meat from slaughter houses and knackers' yards has been the subject of discussion? Formerly it was either sterilised or steamed. Is she aware that several Ministers have spoken about the urgency of this matter but even now in 1959 discussions are still taking place? What is holding matters up?
§ Miss Pitt
Unfit meat from knackers' yards is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, but on the question of health there is a joint responsibility. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and my right hon. and learned Friend have this matter under consideration at the moment.