HC Deb 07 December 1949 vol 470 c154W
60. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Food how many of each variety of animals of which he has records, were killed for human consumption in this country during 1948; how many and what percentage were slaughtered by the use of the humane killer.

Mr. Strachey

For the animals slaughtered in Government slaughterhouses and bacon factories, 1 would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary on 29th June, 1949. In addition, licences were issued for self-suppliers to slaughter 666,080 pigs, 6,704 sheep, and 1,643 calves. It is not known for how many of these a humane killer was used.

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