HC Deb 14 November 1933 vol 281 c756W

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that all meat imported from our Colonies from Argentina and from Denmark is prepared from animals which are subjected to an ante-and post-mortem examination by official veterinary inspectors employed by the Ministry of Agriculture of the country of origin; and does he contemplate organising and establishing a similar service to undertake the work of inspection in all bacon factories in this country, in order that the public can be assured that the bacon of home origin is as wholesome as that imported from overseas?


My right hon. Friend understands that the facts are as stated in the first part of the question. In this country the responsibility for the inspection of meat rests with the local authorities, and as at present advised my right hon. Friend sees no reason for instituting a national system of inspection.