§ Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Minister a Health the total number of public, private licensed, and registered slaughter houses in England, Scotland, and Wales, separately; and how many of each have adopted Clause 9 (b) of the model by-laws?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The approximate numbers of slaughter houses in England and Wales are as follow:
Slaughter houses owned by local authorities:
(a) Available for general use 100 (b) Leased to individual butchers 150 250
Private slaughter houses:
(a) Registered 9,000 (b) Licensed 7,000 16,000
Separate figures for England and Wales are not available. The numbers 591W of local authorities in England and Wales who had in force on the 13th May, 1930, a by-law based on Clause 9 (b) of the model series were:—
— England. Wales. Total. For public slaughter houses. 14 3 17 For private slaughter houses. 325 16 341
I am not in a position to give the total numbers of each kind of slaughter house to which the by-law applies. Any question with regard to Scotland should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.