HC Deb 12 December 1985 vol 88 c726W
Mr. Andrew Bowden

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has any plans to introduce legislation to require a monthly check of stunning equipment by slaughterhouse authorities.

Mrs. Fenner

The law already requires stunning instruments to be in proper repair. In our response to the Farm Animal Welfare Council's report on the welfare of red meat animals at the time of slaughter the Government have proposed to give guidance to local authorities that this provision should be enforced by means of monthly checks.