HC Deb 29 June 1971 vol 820 cc65-6W
30. Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what reply he has sent to Manchester City Council's request for financial assistance from public funds to help offset the annual £400,000 deficit which the city incurs in providing abattoir facilities for the Greater Manchester area.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

I have explained to the Council that, because of the pressing need to reduce public expenditure, no financial help can be given.