HC Deb 07 December 1971 vol 827 cc263-4W
31. Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what criteria he observes in giving his consent to the establishment of private slaughterhouses.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The criteria are set out in the Slaughterhouses Act, 1958. My right hon. Friend is required to have regard to whether there is a need for additional slaughtering facilities or to whether the grant of a licence is expedient for special reasons.