HC Deb 26 May 1938 vol 336 cc1407-8W
Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the deputy town clerk of the New Mills Urban District Council has informed the Stockport and District Master Butchers' Association that, although the council are aware that 76 sheep and lambs were slaughtered on a farm in the council's area in a period of 12 months, they are unable to take any action in the direction of requiring that such slaughter shall take place only in a registered or licensed slaughter-house; and whether he will take steps, either by the issue of new regulations or by an amendment of the law, to prevent the slaughter of animals taking place in future under such conditions?

Mr. Elliot:

A place may not be used for the slaughter of animals for human consumption unless it is registered or licensed, but I am advised that this must be construed as referring to some regular user. I will make inquiries with regard to the particular case referred to by my hon. Friend and communicate with him later.