HC Deb 20 December 1954 vol 535 c221W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Food if he can yet state when the Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Slaughterhouses will be published.

Mr. Amory

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 25th October in which I told him that the Committee for England and Wales had called for further evidence from the various interests concerned but that I hoped that a report would be made by the early part of next year. I now understand that the Committee have not yet received all the additional evidence for which they have asked and in view of this and of the great changes which are taking place in the trade, further delay in the completion of the Committee's report may be unavoidable.