HC Deb 28 February 1967 vol 742 cc72-3W
Viscount Lambton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what circumstances cause his veterinary officers to decide to slit the stomachs of sheep slaughtered on account of foot-and-mouth disease; and what circumstances cause them to allow sheep to be buried with stomachs unslit.

Mr. Peart

It is a matter of judgment for the veterinary officer to decide whether or not this is necessary to ensure satisfactory disposal of the carcases.