HC Deb 01 May 1950 vol 474 c159W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Food, since His Majesty's Government are urging farmers to increase their numbers of pigs and cattle, if he will look into the question of providing more adequate slaughtering facilities.

Mr. Webb

The need to limit capital investment makes any extensive programme of building new slaughterhouses out of the question at present, but I am encouraging local authorities to build slaughterhouses in places where present facilities are seriously inadequate and where a new slaughterhouse would obviously fit in with any likely long-term plans.