HC Deb 20 January 1975 vol 884 cc225-6W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many export-approved slaughterhouses there are; and whether he is satisfied that slaughterhouse capacity is adequate to supply the carcase meat trade if a permanent ban were imposed on the export of live animals.

Mr. Strang

There are 67 export-approved slaughterhouses in the United Kingdom; 42 of them are in England and Wales, 15 in Scotland and 10 in Northern Ireland. The capacity of these slaughter-houses has been adequate for the export trade in carcase meat since licences for the export of live animals were suspended and, as the O'Brien Committee recommended, we shall, of course, keep the situation under review.