HC Deb 23 November 1954 vol 533 c102W
53. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what reason there is for the present delay in issuing planning authority for the erection of new slaughterhouses when application is made by the local authority or the local butchers of an area; and whether, in the interests of trade in country towns, he will now proceed to grant authority when applied for, provided the plans for the proposed slaughterhouses comply with the regulations which govern layout and siting.

Mr. Sandys

Until the Committee set up by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Food has prepared the national siting plan for slaughterhouses, sites for new public slaughterhouses cannot be approved; but I understand that several small privately-owned slaughterhouses have been approved.