HC Deb 13 February 1947 vol 433 cc101-2W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that a considerable quantity of blood and offals, valuable for human consumption and manure, is being wasted in slaughterhouses; and what action he is taking to remedy this.

Mr. Strachey

No, Sir. The collection and disposal of all offals from slaughterhouses controlled by my Department is so regulated that apart from negligible quantities in isolated cases no such offals, other than blood, are being wasted. So far as blood is concerned, while some wastage is inevitable owing to difficulties in collection and transport in areas where processing capacity is not available, the utilisation for edible or technical purposes has reached between 6o per cent. and 70 per cent. of the total available; this is a great improvement on the prewar position