HC Deb 04 December 1950 vol 482 c1W
2. Lieut.-Colonel Corbett

asked the Minister of Food how much blood meal is available to farmers as a protein food for livestock; and how much is home-made and imported, respectively.

Mr. Webb

This commodity is free of rationing or any other control and I do not have the information for which the hon. Member asks. Import licences have been granted this year for 5,000 tons.

3. Lieut.-Colonel Corbett

asked the Minister of Food at how many slaughterhouses arrangements exist and are used for the collection and processing of blood; and what percentage of the total blood of cattle, sheep and pigs, respectively, is saved and processed.

Mr. Webb

Arrangements for the collection of blood exist at about 400 out of the total of 600 Government slaughterhouses—but only 12 have adjacent processing plants. Separate figures are not kept of cattle, sheep and pig blood saved, but at present about 20 per cent. of the total supply is disposed of for edible and 40 per cent. for inedible purposes.

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