§ 47 and 48. Mr. Tinn
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will take steps to regulate the time that live poultry is kept crated at packing stations awaiting slaughter;
(2) when he will introduce a measure to make compulsory the humane slaughter of commercially-killed poultry.
§ Mr. Hoy
My right hon. Friend and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland have now circulated detailed proposals for legislation, limiting the time that birds awaiting slaughter may be kept in crates and providing for humane slaughter. We shall proceed with consultation as expeditiously as we can.