HC Deb 28 April 1964 vol 694 c176
2. Mr. Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and the Colonies what information he has as to the use now being made of the new slaughterhouse buildings erected in Grenville, Grenada, in 1959.

Mr. Fisher

Owing to drainage problems the slaughterhouse building in Grenville, Grenada, is not yet in use.

Mr. Burden

Can my hon. Friend say when these problems will be put right? Will he not agree that this slaughterhouse was introduced in order that animals should be humanely slaughtered? There is concern at the fact that it is not being put to the use for which it was designed.

Mr. Fisher

In fact, I should correct my hon. Friend. The slaughterhouse was completed in 1961, not 1959. I am sorry for the delay and have asked our administrator in Grenada to take urgent action about it. I think that the conditions in which animals are slaughtered are satisfactory. Indeed, the local branch of the R.S.P.C.A. is very active in Grenada and we should have had complaints if the conditions were not satisfactory.

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