HC Deb 01 May 1956 vol 552 cc17-8W
53. Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has yet reached a decision on the recommendations of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Slaughterhouses in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. J. Stuart

When I discussed the terms of the Report with the three local authority associations, they saw difficulties over the Committee's proposals for the creation of new slaughterhouse authorities by the combination of existing authorities. I have therefore asked the associations to consider other administrative arrangements which I have suggested as a possible basis for the long-term improvement of the slaughterhouse service in Scotland. I shall make a statement on this subject as soon as my consultations are completed.

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