HC Deb 27 February 1941 vol 369 cc648-9W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Minister of Labour whether in view of the importance of the matter to farmers, he is considering the deferment of the calling-up of knackers as it is impossible to obtain a sufficient number of expert men to slaughter animals, with the result that horseflesh is scarce and being wasted, while owners of animals which would otherwise have been usefully slaughtered are merely burying the carcases?

Mr. Bevin:

I cannot add anything to the reply given to my hon. Friend in reply to the Question in similar terms put by him on 18th February.