HC Deb 11 July 1962 vol 662 cc132-3W
67. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what arrangements he is making to satisfy European Economic Community slaughtering conditions in order to encourage export of beef on the hook from this country to European Economic Community countries.

Mr. Soames

The standards of slaughterhouse construction and practice laid down in our 1958 Regulations are equal to the best on the Continent. Slaughterhouses complying with these standards should have little difficulty in meeting the condition's currently required by any country in the European Economic Community.