HC Deb 13 December 1994 vol 251 cc625-6W
Mr. Olner

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total number of slaughterhouses in England with EU export certificates for each standard region of the United Kingdom.

Mrs. Browning

MAFF's records of slaughterhouses in England are maintained by state veterinary service region. At 8 December 1994 the number of slaughterhouses fully approved under EC directives 64/433/EEC for red meat and 71/118/EEC for poultry meat and therefore eligible to export to other member states of the European Union was 75 and 135 respectively. The breakdown by English region was:

Region Red meat Poultry meat
Eastern region 17 44
South Eastern region 7 15
South Western region 16 12
Midlands and Western region 20 42
Northern region 15 22

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