§ 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.