HL Deb 30 November 1977 vol 387 cc1349-50WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Who are the proprietors or operators of the four slaughterhouses at Bristol, Crawley, Huddersfield and Norwich licensed for the export of horsemeat or carcases to EEC and when they were last inspected.


The information requested is as follows:

  • L. J. Potter,
  • Cappards Farm,
  • Bishop Sutton,
  • Bristol.
  • W. H. Maslen,
  • Forge Farm,
  • Steers Lane,
  • Tinsley Green,
  • Crawley,
  • Sussex.
  • D. S. Cooper, Ltd.,
  • Barden Works Abattoir,
  • Barden Lane,
  • Shelley,
  • Nr. Huddersfield.
  • E. E. Pilgrim & Son,
  • Moor Farm,
  • Banham,
  • Norwich.
Enforcement of national legislation on standards of hygiene and animal welfare in slaughterhouses is the responsibility of district councils. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is responsible for ensuring compliance with the relevant EEC legislation. Each of the four slaughterhouses mentioned has been visited by an officer of the State Veterinary Service during November 1977.