§ 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.