HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 cc773-4W
Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Minister of Food if his attention has been called to the procedure prior to the slaughter of injured or diseased pigs whereby authority is required from a veterinary officer and food office; and is he aware that the delay caused by this double certificate is a cause of suffering and loss of food; and what steps he is taking to prevent this.

Mr. Mabane

The owner of a pig, the slaughter of which is immediately necessary or desirable on account of either accidental injury or disease, may have it slaughtered without any prior certification.