HC Deb 26 July 1963 vol 681 c231W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why he decided to require the meat trade to pay for inspection of slaughtered meat, in view of the fact that other commodities are inspected without charge to the producer.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

The inspection of meat at slaughterhouses differs from other food inspection in that every carcase has to be inspected and the burden falls unevenly on local authorities. This creates a financial difficulty which the Regulations are intended to solve.

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