HC Deb 14 May 1954 vol 527 c93W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Food if he is now satisfied that there will be adequate slaughtering facilities to meet requirements when meat is decontrolled; and what further provision he proposes to meet the situation.

Major Lloyd George

This is a duty which has been put upon local authorities, and I think that, in consultation with the local interests concerned, they are handling it generally with a resolve to ensure that sufficient facilities will be available. As I have previously stated, the situation can only be met by bringing into use very many of the pre-war slaughterhouses and I trust that local authorities will exercise their licensing powers wherever necessary.