HC Deb 14 May 1952 vol 500 cc128-9W
93. Mr. Hugh Fraser

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the special virulence of foot-and-mouth disease in certain areas, including North Staffordshire, he will temporarily reopen more slaughterhouses to avoid the total loss to the meat ration of many condemned though uninfected animals.

Mr. Nugent

All animals slaughtered on account of foot-and-mouth disease are slaughtered on the infected premises and my right hon. and gallant Friend could not agree to any animals being moved from such premises to slaughterhouses. Whenever possible, the carcases of animals slaughtered on the farm and not infected are salvaged for human consumption.