HC Deb 15 May 1968 vol 764 c243W
26. Sir W. Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will prohibit the importing of meat from countries where the humane slaughter of animals is not enforced; and which are those countries, according to the latest information available to his Department.

Mr. John Mackie

No. Definitions of humane slaughter differ so that it would be invidious to list countries where humane slaughter is not practised, but in fact the very great majority of our supplies do come from slaughterhouses whose practices can reasonably be described as humane.