§ Mr. Wray
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list each one of the plants processing and producing feeding stuffs for chickens which has been the subject of inspection by health officials, and indicate where such inspections took place, for each year since 1980.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
[holding answer 17 January 1989]My officials routinely visit and inspect plants producing animal protein for incorporation into animal feedingstuffs including feedingstuffs for chickens, and take samples of their products for laboratory testing. Information on the identity of plants is held by my Department in order to carry out these operations as provided for by statute. It would be wrong to disclose such data for purposes other than those for which it was collected.