HC Deb 18 December 1961 vol 651 c113W
73. Mr. Prior

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many slaughterhouses are licensed and working; what proportion are publicly owned; and the average number of pigs, cattle, and sheep slaughtered weekly in the last year.

Mr. Vane

At the end of October there were about 3,400 slaughterhouses in operation, of which 155 were publicly owned. During the year ended 31st October, 1961, on average 159,000 pigs, 49,000 cattle, 16,000 calves and 189,000 sheep were slaughtered each week in England and Wales.