HC Deb 22 December 1964 vol 704 c227W
96. Mr. John Wells

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he intends taking to provide public abattoir facilities in Maidstone after 1st January, 1965; and what steps he is taking to help farmers and the meat trade.

Mr. John Mackie

It is for local authorities to consider whether public slaughtering facilities are required in their districts. My right hon. Friend has no power to make such provision. There are slaughtering facilities at a number of places within reasonable distance of Maidstone.