HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 cc141-2W
Mr. J. E. B. Hill

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he is taking to secure that all meat shall be inspected at slaughterhouses.

Mr. Godber

My right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of Health and my right hon. Friend intend to make meat inspection universal as soon as possible. But there are practical difficulties to be overcome before all local authorities can achieve this—not least their shortage of inspectors. My right hon. Friend pro- poses, therefore, to invite the local authority associations and other interested organisations to discuss their difficulties with the Ministry in the light of the Government's intention to take the steps necessary to ensure that all meat is inspected at the slaughterhouse as soon as practicable.

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