HC Deb 30 November 1936 vol 318 c853W

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the resolution from the Heanor Urban District Council with respect to extending the law to prohibit the sale of any carcases of animals intended for human food found to be affected with localised tuberculosis from which the affected parts have been removed and destroyed; whether he has received any similar requests from other local authorities; and whether he will take an early opportunity to give effect to this request on the part of the local authorities?


My right hon. Friend has considered the resolution referred to, but he has received very few representations from other local authorities on this subject. A Memorandum issued by my Department defines in detail the limits within which the meat of animals found to be affected with localised tuberculosis may be passed for human consumption. These criteria were adopted upon the recommendation of an expert committee, and as at present advised my right hon. Friend does not see any sufficient reason to depart from them.