§ Mr. RATCLIFFE
asked the Food Controller on what grounds he has closed, from 23rd June, the Government slaughterhouses at Barnsley, Wakefield, and Shipley, all in the West Riding of Yorks, seeing that this Order, if enforced, will involve a great amount of cartage of fresh-killed meat during the rest of the summer months, to the deterioration and waste of food; and will he suspend the Order for the time being, seeing that these slaughterhouses can be carried on by his Department at a very small cost out of the profits made by him from the sale of edible offals, hides, and other by-products from stock slaughtered at those slaughter-houses?
§ Mr. McCURDY
These slaughter-houses were not, in fact, closed on the 23rd June. It was proposed to close them on the 28th inst., but the notices have been suspended pending further consideration.